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Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers Song

Put your pencils down for a few moments and join us on the beach at our favorite sea-side pizzeria to learn about dividing fractions in real-life situations.

We all know that kids who are friends love to share food, so what better way to learn about dividing fractions by whole numbers than through sharing two of the best foods there are: pizza and chocolate!

Song Lyrics

Four friends sat down at a pizzeria
and shared one half of a pizza.

One half divided by four is one eighth.
That’s the amount of the pizza each of them ate.

Draw one whole pizza and then the fraction.
Divide it by the whole number, and find the quotient.

Two friends were riding in the back of a car,
shared a third of a candy bar.

One third divided by two is one sixth.
They ate their one sixth of the Twix.

Draw one whole candy bar and then the fraction.
Divide it by the whole number, and find the quotient

Learn More

This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 5th Grade and 6th Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into dividing fractions here.

If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 5.NF.7. These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets.

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