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Converting Fractions to Decimals Video Banner

Video Description:

Follow Davey around as he asks his best friend Steve how to convert a fraction to a decimal. The bell’s about to ring, and Steve gives him the perfect advice in the nick of time! Later on, Davey helps correct the misconceptions of his personified stuffed animal by showing him that fractions are division. And finally, Davey texts his friend Alana before their school dance (where NUMBEROCK Live is performing) who helps him clear up one more question he has about the conversion process. In the end, Alana, Steve, and Davey all make it to the school dance where they rock out on stage to the performance they’ve all been waiting for!

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1 - NUMBEROCK Fractions, Decimals & Percents Fun Pack and Lesson Materials
2 - NUMBEROCK Fractions & Decimals Printable Task Cards
3 - NUMBEROCK Fractions & Decimals Google Classroom Digital Task Cards
Aligns With Standards 4.NF.6 & 5.NF.3 | TEK 4.2G and TEK 6.4G

Common Core Standards Covered:

CCSS 4.NF.6 Standard Language:
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.
Simplified 4.NF.6 Learning Goal:
I can turn a fraction into a decimal.

CCSS 5.NF.3 Standard Language:
Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Simplified 5.NF.3 Learning Goal:
I can understand that fractions are really the division of a numerator by the denominator.

TEKS Standards Covered:

TEK 4.2G Standard Language:
The student is expected to relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths.

TEK 6.4G Standard Language:
The student is expected to generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using real‐world problems, including problems that involve money.

Converting Fractions Into Decimals Song Lyrics:

I asked my friend, “Which way is optimal
to convert a fraction to a decimal?
I gotta know now; I can’t wait ‘til later.”
She said “Divide the numerator by the denominator.”
So I asked, “Huh, well how can that be done?
As far as I know, two doesn’t go into one.”
She said, “Listen, here’s what you need to know:
just write a decimal point, followed by a zero.
And you know two goes into ten five times;
then the decimal point rises above the line!”

The numerator becomes the dividend.
Then write a decimal point and a zero in the tenths.
Divide and write the decimal point in the quotient.
So, one half and five tenths are equivalent.

Later on I was hanging with my stuffed animal,
showing him how to convert a fraction to a decimal.
I divided the numerator by the denominator
as he sat there real quiet like a spectator.
I bet he was thinking, “Five can’t go into two!?”
But luckily for him I knew just what to do.
I said, “Listen, here’s how it’s got to go:
just write a decimal point, followed by a zero.
Then five goes into twenty (four times),
and the decimal point jumps up on the line!”

The numerator becomes the dividend.
Then write a decimal point and a zero in the tenths.
Divide and write the decimal point in the quotient.
So, two fifths and four tenths are equivalent.

I had to get my homework done before the school dance.
I had to convert a fraction - couldn’t leave it to chance.
I divided the numerator by the denominator,
but to my surprise, there was a remainder.
I texted my friend, “I don’t want to be late.
Can you tell me how to divide one by eight?”
She said, “Write two more zeroes to the right of the dividend.
The value will be unchanged; it’s equivalent.”
I divided the two numbers and got point one two five.
We arrived just in time to see NUMBEROCK Live!

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