# Transcript: What is a Tenth?

[school bell rings]

A stick figure teacher stands in a classroom next to an old TV set and a chalkboard that reads "Shapes" and shows a triangle, a square and a rectangle.

He says NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR

UNDIVIDED ATTENTION,

I HAVE A SUPER

IMPORTANT QUESTION.

WHAT IS A TENTH?

A FRACTION, YES,

YOU'RE RIGHT.

OKAY, BUT LET'S SAY

YOU HAVE A WHOLE NUMBER

AND YOU DIVIDE IT UP

INTO 10 EQUAL PARTS.

TAKE 1 PART OF THOSE 10

EQUAL PARTS AND YOU GET...?

[insects chirping]

OKAY, LET'S JUST

WATCH THE VIDEO THEN.

He turns on the old TV.

(music plays)

Two spiders appear on screen and sing

WHAT IS A TENTH?

I REALLY NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS A TENTH?

I'LL EXPLAIN IT,

LET'S GO...

As the number 1 appears on screen and turns into 10 equal rectangles, the song continues

WHEN YOU TAKE A WHOLE

NUMBER AND DIVIDE IT UP

INTO 10 EQUAL PARTS AND A

TENTH IS WHAT YOU GOT

SO 1 LITTLE PART

IS CALLED ONE TENTH

AND 2 LITTLE PARTS IS

CALLED TWO TENTHS

LET'S TAKE AN EXAMPLE,

OKAY, HERE WE GO...

Three red rectangles appear, then one more appears next to them, divided in 10 equal parts, with only 4 of those parts painted red and the other 6 painted black.

The song continues

SO YOU HAVE THREE SHAPES

AND FOUR PARTS WITH ONE MORE

THAT'S 3 WHOLE NUMBERS,

YEAH, 1, 2 AND 3

BUT THOSE 4 LITTLE

PARTS, WHAT WILL THEY BE?

WELL, YOU WRITE DOWN THE 4

AND PLACE IT OVER A 10

WE CALL THIS A FRACTION

YES, 3 AND FOUR TENTHS

OR YOU CAN SHOW

IT AS A DECIMAL...

The expression 3 decimal 4 appears.

The song continues

WITH DOLLARS AND DIMES...

Three one dollar coins and four ten cent coins appears.

The song continues

HERE'S SOME MORE EXAMPLES

TO FINISH OFF THIS RHYME

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

Three rectangles appear. The third is divided in 10 equal parts with 7 of them painted red. Next to them appear the expressions 2 and 7 tenths and 2 decimal seven.

Then, another similar example appears: 1 and 9 tenths or 1 decimal 9...

The song continues

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

The song ends and the stick figure teacher turns off the old TV.

He says NOW YOU KNOW

WHAT A TENTH IS.

I'VE GOT A

JOKE FOR YOU.

SO, 2 PARTS OF A WHOLE

NUMBER ARE HAVING

A SERIOUS CONVERSATION.

ONE TENTH WALKS UP AND SAYS,

"WHOA, YOU'RE TWO TENTH."

HA, HA, HA!

SERIOUS, A TENTH CONVERSATION,

TWO PARTS OF A WHOLE NUMBER.

TWO TENTHS?

OH, COME ON!

THAT JOKE IS A

COOL FRACTION.

[school bell ringing]

[children cheering]

An end slate shows the TVO Kids logo.

A stick figure teacher stands in a classroom next to an old TV set and a chalkboard that reads "Shapes" and shows a triangle, a square and a rectangle.

He says NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR

UNDIVIDED ATTENTION,

I HAVE A SUPER

IMPORTANT QUESTION.

WHAT IS A TENTH?

A FRACTION, YES,

YOU'RE RIGHT.

OKAY, BUT LET'S SAY

YOU HAVE A WHOLE NUMBER

AND YOU DIVIDE IT UP

INTO 10 EQUAL PARTS.

TAKE 1 PART OF THOSE 10

EQUAL PARTS AND YOU GET...?

[insects chirping]

OKAY, LET'S JUST

WATCH THE VIDEO THEN.

He turns on the old TV.

(music plays)

Two spiders appear on screen and sing

WHAT IS A TENTH?

I REALLY NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS A TENTH?

I'LL EXPLAIN IT,

LET'S GO...

As the number 1 appears on screen and turns into 10 equal rectangles, the song continues

WHEN YOU TAKE A WHOLE

NUMBER AND DIVIDE IT UP

INTO 10 EQUAL PARTS AND A

TENTH IS WHAT YOU GOT

SO 1 LITTLE PART

IS CALLED ONE TENTH

AND 2 LITTLE PARTS IS

CALLED TWO TENTHS

LET'S TAKE AN EXAMPLE,

OKAY, HERE WE GO...

Three red rectangles appear, then one more appears next to them, divided in 10 equal parts, with only 4 of those parts painted red and the other 6 painted black.

The song continues

SO YOU HAVE THREE SHAPES

AND FOUR PARTS WITH ONE MORE

THAT'S 3 WHOLE NUMBERS,

YEAH, 1, 2 AND 3

BUT THOSE 4 LITTLE

PARTS, WHAT WILL THEY BE?

WELL, YOU WRITE DOWN THE 4

AND PLACE IT OVER A 10

WE CALL THIS A FRACTION

YES, 3 AND FOUR TENTHS

OR YOU CAN SHOW

IT AS A DECIMAL...

The expression 3 decimal 4 appears.

The song continues

WITH DOLLARS AND DIMES...

Three one dollar coins and four ten cent coins appears.

The song continues

HERE'S SOME MORE EXAMPLES

TO FINISH OFF THIS RHYME

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

Three rectangles appear. The third is divided in 10 equal parts with 7 of them painted red. Next to them appear the expressions 2 and 7 tenths and 2 decimal seven.

Then, another similar example appears: 1 and 9 tenths or 1 decimal 9...

The song continues

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

WHAT IS A TENTH?

The song ends and the stick figure teacher turns off the old TV.

He says NOW YOU KNOW

WHAT A TENTH IS.

I'VE GOT A

JOKE FOR YOU.

SO, 2 PARTS OF A WHOLE

NUMBER ARE HAVING

A SERIOUS CONVERSATION.

ONE TENTH WALKS UP AND SAYS,

"WHOA, YOU'RE TWO TENTH."

HA, HA, HA!

SERIOUS, A TENTH CONVERSATION,

TWO PARTS OF A WHOLE NUMBER.

TWO TENTHS?

OH, COME ON!

THAT JOKE IS A

COOL FRACTION.

[school bell ringing]

[children cheering]

An end slate shows the TVO Kids logo.

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