﻿[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.