Episode 2

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Hello!

Hmm.

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

Huh? Whoa!

Hmm.

Whoa!

Ha-ha-ha. Huh?

Look!

Ah.

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

Hello!

Hmm.

There. Right.

Hmm. Hmm.

Oh, there it is. Ah.

Great! Three.

One, two, three. Huh!

Hmm.

I wonder how many steps it would

take from here to Sally's door.

Hmm.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

Great! 10.

Ha-ha.

Ha-ha!

Hello, Possum.

Hi, Sally.

Hi, everyone.

Oh, hi, everyone.

Did you bring the carrots, Possum?

Yes. I've got three.

Oh, that's great!

Three. It's easy to see three there.

Yes, you're right. There are three.

Yeah.

Sally, I was counting outside

and it was much harder.

I was counting my steps

from the garden to the kitchen.

Oh, it was hard.

Oh, I'm sure it would be

a bigger number than three.

Well, it was. There were 10 steps.

Hmmm. I can show you a different way

to record what you count.

Hmm?

We can use tally marks.

Oh!

I'm going to count.

1, 2, 3.

4 and the fifth mark is this way.

Hmm.

These are called tally marks.

That... Hmm, I'm confused.

How about I get the easel

and we can draw some more?

Can you get the basket of fruit,

please?

OK. Alright.

This is all the fruit we have.

Oh! Great.

Now, I'm going to show you how

to count them by tallying them up.

OK.

Would you like to make the marks?

Oh, me? Yeah, can I?

Great! There's the pen.

Right.

Great.

When I point to each piece of fruit,

you make the mark.

OK.

Ready?

And this one?

Hmm.

Mm-hm.

Hmm.

Great! Now...

Right.

Hmm.

Mm-hm.

Mm-hm.

And there. And cross.

One more.

Huh.

Done!

That's great!

Good job, Possum.

Now, can you tell me

how many we've got altogether

by counting the tally marks?

Oh.

Possum,

remember they're in groups of five.

See how many we've got.

OK.

5.

10.

15.

Um, 20.

25.

30!

30!

That's right. We've got 30 pieces

of fruit altogether.

Wow, that's a lot of fruit.

This is a great way

of counting big numbers

so if we have lots of things to

count, using tally marks is great.

Right.

There's another way

we can count too.

Oh.

We can split them into categories

for the different types of fruit,

OK?

Oh!

Can you make three columns for me,

please?

Oh, yeah.

Now...

Hmm. Mm-hm.

One, two, three.

Great!

Now, at the top of the first column,

can you pick a piece of fruit

and draw a picture of it?

Hmm.

An apple perhaps.

Yeah, an apple!

Can you draw that, please?

Done!

Great!

What's the next fruit

you're going to draw?

Oh. Banana.

Great!

Ha-ha!

Oh, that looks great!

Yeah.

Now, what's the last piece of fruit?

Oh, orange.

Good.

Done!

Oh, that looks fantastic!

Now, can you tally up

how many apples,

bananas and oranges we have?

OK.

Now... Hmm.

Oh, done!

Oh, that's great!

Well done, Possum.

Yeah! Ha-ha-ha!

Now, how many apples

do we have all up?

Um... Oh, wait. Hmm.

5.

10.

Oh.

Uh... 14! 14!

That's right, 14.

Would you like me to write 14,

or do you want to do it?

Oh, you do it, Sally.

OK.

Hmm.

Great!

Good.

Now, how many bananas do we have?

Oh. Um...

5, 10...

11!

That's right!

11!

Here you go.

Oh, great!

Now, how many oranges?

Um... Oh, that's easy.

Five!

That's right.

Great!

That's good.

It's a nice and easy way to count

things, isn't it?

Yeah.

Oh, thank you so much, Sally.

Oh! That dip looks delicious.

What is it?

Oh, that's hummus.

It is delicious.

Oh, Sally, thank you so much for

teaching me to do tally marks.

Of course!

Can I go see Skip and tell him that

I now know how to do tally marks?

What a great idea!

While you're over there, why don't

you give the hummus to Skip?

OK. Bye.

OK. Bye.

Ah! Hello!

Come in!

Oh-ho-ho!

Hello, Possum.

Hi, Skip!

Hmm, what's this?

Oh, Sally has made hummus.

Ah!

The carrots and the celery

can be used as spoons.

Oh!

And it's extra special

because you can eat them both.

Oh! That looks delicious.

But I can tell by your face

that you're very excited.

What is it?

Oh, Skip.

Sally has just taught me

how to count using tally marks

so I can go 1, 2, 3, 4, and the

fifth is a line through the middle.

Oh, that's a good

and easy way to count.

Yeah!

Possum, tally marks

are a useful way to work.

Oh.

Has Sally taught you

about categories?

And then marking

how many you've got of each?

Yes! She taught me by using fruit.

We used them as categories.

Skip, can I count something in here?

Oh, yes! Hmm.

Oh, it would be great for you

to count all my hammers.

Yeah!

And my chisels.

Oh, great!

Could you help me do that?

OK. I'll get the easel.

Yeah. Great idea.

Hmm. Huh, huh, huh.

Oh, Skip, Sally's here!

Oh, well, hello, hello.

Hello!

Possum, have you explained to Skip

how you've been counting things?

Oh, yes. He's very excited.

He'd like to count all my tools.

Perhaps, Sally, you could help him?

Oh, yes.

That would be great.

As I'm trying to think

how to get my marble run finished.

I think better with some fresh air

so I might head up to my crow's nest

to help my imagination work.

Oh!

Oh, great! OK, bye.

Bye.

Ha-ha! Yeah.

Right!

Oh, that looks great, Possum.

Now, Sally, we've got hammers.

Mm-hm.

Chisels.

Yes.

And drills.

Right.

Ha-ha!

Sally, this would be fantastic

for helping children to learn

how to tally.

Oh, yes, that's right.

Yeah!

Why don't we watch some children

learning more about counting

and how to tally?

Yeah, let's watch!

I can count in fives.

5, 10, 15,

20, 25.

Sometimes, it's quicker to count

when using tallies.

How many have you got?

2, 4, 6, 8, 10,

12, 14, 16, 18.

18!

20, 25, 30, 35.

Oh, 35!

30, 33, 36.

There's 36!

Oh, that was great!

Oh, that was fantastic.

Those children learned so many

different ways to count!

I'm ready now.

Let's start over there.

OK, let's go.

Right, now you stand here.

Mm-hm.

And you tally.

Alright.

OK.

Great.

Chisel.

Uh-huh.

Great!

Now we need to count the totals

of each tool.

Yeah!

Seven.

Oh!

Oh, that's a great job, Possum.

Oh, Skip! Skip! Look what we did.

Ha-ha.

Oh, you've done a very good job.

I've got seven hammers? Wow!

And look at all the chisels

I've got.

Goodness me!

You've got all sorts

of different chisels, Skip,

long ones and short ones.

Yes, and wide ones and narrow ones.

They're all different.

Well, it's very important to have

lots of different chisels.

That means I can chisel pieces

of wood into different shapes

and make some lovely joints.

Oh, that's great, Skip.

Thank you so much,

but it's time for me to go now.

I've got more counting to do. OK?

Alright, that's fine.

Bye.

Oh, this looks great, Skip.

Oh! Ah.

Hello!

Yeah!

Wow, Possum.

You have been so busy

counting all of my things.

Look at the massive list

you've made.

Oh, good job!

Yeah.

I've learned so much

about tally marks and counting.

Ah!

And counting tools.

Oh! Yes!

You've been doing

a lot of thinking today.

What a lot of new ideas

you've learned.

You've learned so much!

Yeah.

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.

Bye!

Bye!

Sally look, up here.

The cups. They're in there.

Right.

And then the plates, over there.

Possum counts

Possum is good at counting, but sometimes he needs to record just how many he has counted. Sally teaches him how to tally. Now, what about all those tools in Skip’s shed?

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