## Fractions Lyrics

By**Common Core**

### Fractions

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I started from the bottom, like a denominator

Now I’m on top, call me the numerator

Back in the day I confess that I was afraid of

Fractions like the bad guy in Terminator

I ran away, but said, “I’ll be back”

Now I’m attacking math, break it down like fractions

Let’s learn the words, put them into action

When you get math it works like magic

First word, abracadabra

Just kidding, I mean fraction

A fraction is a number that names a part

Of a whole number or group, it has two parts

The numerator on top tells how many pieces

Are being counted or eaten, think of a pizza

What tells how many slices came in the box?

The bottom number, the denominator, does that job

1/2, 1/4, 1/8

The denominator grows with every half I take

4/8, 2/4, 1/2, no more

Take the fraction down to its simplest form

I’ve got this, no problem

Give me fractions, watch me solve’em

It doesn’t matter if the numbers are mixed

Common factors and multiples are the fix

A benchmark is a size or amount you understand

And compare to, think of a can

It’s filled to the top with your favorite soda

Then your friend sits down and knocks it over

Half of your drink is fizzing on the table

The other half is in the can, safe and stable

Then your friend says, can I have a sip?

Then drinks half of the half, that leaves you with . . .

{Music} Yep, 1/4

When the numerator is 1, there is a name for it

It’s called a unit fraction, but wait there’s more

Unit fractions are always in simplest form

That means the numerator and denominator

Only have 1 as a common factor, say I’m nominating

6 people for 2 awards, break it down now

What are their odds?

1/2, 1/4, 1/8

The denominator grows with every half I take

4/8, 2/4, 1/2, no more

Take the fraction down to its simplest form

I’ve got this, no problem

Give me fractions, watch me solve’em

It doesn’t matter if the numbers are mixed

Common factors and multiples are the fix

2 and 3/4 is a mixed number because it contains a whole number, 2 and a fraction, 3/4

2 and 3/4 can also be expressed as 2.75 (ask your teacher why)

When two or more fractions mean the same thing

They are equivalent, let me explain

12/16, 6/8, & 3/4

It all means the same as the simplest form

A common multiple of two or more

Denominations is a common denominator

Denomiwho? When? Where? Why? What for?

Let’s say we wanted to add 2/3 and 1/4

We have to make the bottom numbers match

While keeping each fraction the same, that’s the catch

Turn 2/3 into 8/12 and 1/4 to 3/12

The answer is 11/12, give me something else!

1/2, 1/4, 1/8

The denominator grows with every half I take

4/8, 2/4, 1/2, no more

Take the fraction down to its simplest form

I’ve got this, no problem

Give me fractions, watch me solve’em

It doesn’t matter if the numbers are mixed

Common factors and multiples are the fix