a) The tally cluster is a way of arranging tallies into intervals of 5. It is common in most parts of Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand b) France, Spain, South America, and some parts of Africa, this box variation is theirs. c) Chinese Tally marks, used in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and other countries that use Chinese style letters. Chinese tally marks add up to make the shape of the Chinese character 正 (pronounced zhèng), which means “correct” or “true/right.” All are used by everybody from small children to elderly for any counting purpose. It’s so common few ever think about it.

a) The tally cluster is a way of arranging tallies into intervals of 5. It is common in most parts of Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand
b) France, Spain, South America, and some parts of Africa, this box variation is theirs.
c) Chinese Tally marks, used in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and other countries that use Chinese style letters. Chinese tally marks add up to make the shape of the Chinese character 正 (pronounced zhèng), which means “correct” or “true/right.”
All are used by everybody from small children to elderly for any counting purpose. It’s so common few ever think about it.

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