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# Fractions and Decimals

An engaging rap song for teaching students how to convert fractions and decimals. Includes fun worksheets and multiple versions of the song to assist with scaffolding.

"Fractions and Decimals" will help students understand how to convert fractions to decimals. The song converts fractions to decimals and then decimals to fractions. It explains the parts of a fraction including numerator and denominator, and how to change decimals into percentages. The teaching materials, including worksheets, activities and games, are resources for teachers and homeschool parents to create lesson plans for the song topic.

This song is suitable for teaching converting fractions and decimals to elementary school (4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade), middle school, high school, and home school students as well as beginning level college classes.
Chorus
Fractions and decimals, doing math like a professional (×2)

Verse I
Changing fractions to decimals
It’s an action that I’m gonna profess to y’all
Now, I’m not trying to cause any stress for y’all
So listen up if you know what’s best for y’all
A fraction’s got two parts, don’t you know
The numerator on the top, denominator below
When you change to a decimal you gotta divide
Denominator on the left and put the numerator inside
1∕2 gives you 0.5
1∕4 is 0.25
1∕3 is 0.333…
All the way out as far as you can see

Chorus

Verse II
Now, if you wanna change a decimal back, then
You need to remember the two parts of a fraction
We’ll say it again, just in case you forgot
Denominator on the bottom numerator on top
So find the decimal point. Now make the numbers on the right
The numerator of the fraction that you’re going to find
The denominator’s gonna be a power of ten
Like a hundred or a thousand, maybe even a million
So put a zero below for every digit on top
Then add a one to the front of it
Now you’ve got a denominator. Now you’ve got a fraction to use
And all you’ve got left to do is reduce, reduce, reduce

Chorus

Verse III
Now if percent is what you’re trying to find
Then you grab the point, move it two to the right
If you get 90%, then you grab the mic and say:
1∕2 is 50%
1∕4 is 25%
1∕3 is 33.33333333%

The Math Page
Fractions and Decimals
This excellent site is filled with many useful lessons in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and advanced math. Well thought out and laid out, it is a terrific resource for classroom or individual study.

Math Forum.com
Decimals and fractions
Good information in a concise format.

#### Lesson Plans & Activities

Math is Fun.com
Decimals, Fractions and Percents
This site is a lot of fun with clear explanations, good visuals and a thorough treatment of the conversion process. Great introduction to conversions and excellent for younger students.

Purple Math.com
Conversions
This site offers a rather lengthy but thorough explanation of conversions from percent to decimal and decimal to fraction.

#### Media

Math Goodies
Percent Game
Great online game with conversions, and useful information. This is a wonderful site for students to learn about a lot of different math concepts. Attractive and easy to move around in.

Sporcle.com
Percent Equivalents
This terrific game site is highly addictive so be warned!. Great games on many subjects, this game requires you to convert fractions to percents in a timed quiz. Great for reinforcing conversions and challenging your quickest-thinking students.

## Circumference (It Just Makes Sense)

An engaging rap song for teaching circumference (2 x pi x r) to students. Includes fun worksheets and multiple versions of the song to assist with scaffolding.