This activity offers a different way to teach tally and bar graphs. Students choose 20 firework cards from the firework deck (or any amount you choose from the 45 cards). We find that 20 cards offers the most interesting collection to work with.
Students are invited to collect the data of their chosen cards and write it on the tally sheet. Finally, the students will then plot it on a bar graph.
The nature of this activity means that each student should, in theory, produce their own tally and bar graph, unique from other students in the class.
We have also included both a UK and a US version of each sheet to account for the different spelling of the word colour/color, as well as differentiated versions of the worksheets themselves for those who need a little help with matching the fireworks to the value they need to tally.