Tally Chart and Frequency Table
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Frequency is the number of times a particular value occurs in a set of data. Usually we would record the frequency of data in a frequency table.
Example :
Using the key: H = Hockey, B = Basketball, S = Soccer, each letter below indicates a student joining the sports club.
H H B S B H S S H B
B B H S H H S B H B
a) Construct a frequency table for the data.
b) Determine which club has the highest frequency and which club has the lowest frequency.
c) Calculate the percentage of students who joined the Hockey club.
Solution:
a) First, we tally the student count by the clubs they belong to. The total number of counts each club receives is the frequency of the number of students joining that club. We organize the data in the frequency table.
Club 
Tally 
Frequency 
Hockey 
8 

Basketball 
7 

Soccer 
5 
b) From the frequency table, we can determine which club has the highest frequency and which club has the lowest frequency. Hockey is the club with the highest frequency and soccer is the club with the lowest frequency.
c) Percentage of students who joined the Hockey club
1. Using the box of Smarties provided fill in the following Tally Chart
Colour 
Tally 
Frequency 
Yellow 





Red 


Purple 


Pink 


Blue 


Green 


Brown 


Total 


2. Which colour has the highest frequency and which colour has the lowest frequency?
3. What is the percentage of each colour in this box of Smarties?
Colour 
Frequency 
Show work 
Estimated 
Percentage to 0.1 
Yellow 







Red 



Purple 



Pink 



Blue 



Green 



Brown 



Total 


4. What is the Mean?
5. What is the Mode?
6. What is the Median?
7. What is the Range?