Fractional Pizza Party

This Fraction Song, Fractional Pizza Party, teaches students about fractions and percents using a song about a pizza party. It is also involves reducing fractions.

© Rudolph 2009

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We had a pizza party

and 8 people were there.

We had one large pizza

for everyone to share.

 

Large pizzas have

8 slices until you are done.

That’s enough for each of them

to only have just one.

 

So, all each one could get

was one slice out of eight.

All each one could put

was one slice on their plate.

 

1 out of 8 is 

 a fraction of what exists.

1 out of 8

is written just like this: 1/8

 

1/8 can be written

in a way to represent

a percentage of the pie

which is 12.5 percent.

 

We had a pizza party

and 4 people were there.

We had one large pizza

for everyone to share.

 

Large pizzas have

8 slices until you are through.

That’s enough for each of them

to only have just two.

 

So, all each one could get

was two slices out of eight.

All each one could put

was two slices on their plate. 

 

2 out of 8 is 

 a fraction of what exists.

2 out of 8

Is written just like this

2/8

 

Now, 2 over 8

can be reduced to 1 over 4

It is still the same value

and they won’t be getting anymore.

 

Now, 1/4 can be written

in a way to represent

a percentage of the pie

which is 25 percent.

 

We had a pizza party

and 3 people were there.

We had one extra large pizza

for everyone to share.

 

Extra large pizzas have

9 slices for you to see.

That’s enough for each of them

to have exactly three.

 

So, each one could get

3 slices out of nine.

Each one could get 

three slices on which to dine.

 

3 out of 9 is 

 a fraction of what exists.

3 out of 9

is written just like this: 3/9

 

Now, 3 over 9

can be reduced to 1 over 3

It is still the same value

and there will still just be 3 slices each to see.

 

Now, 1/3 can be written

in a way to represent

a percentage of the pie

which is 33.3 percent.  

(note – .3 is repeating)

 

So, I hope you enjoyed your pizza

and the party was swell.

You learned a little about fractions

and now I say farewell.

 

by Christopher Rudolph

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