SONGS

Place Value

Odd or Even

The Difference

The Sum Song

Pi

Fractions

## MATH

Place Value

Substitute the underlined digits and values to create new verses.

A one is only one when it's in the ones' place.

In the tens place, a one is worth ten.

And when the one is in the hundreds' place,

it's worth a whopping one hundred.

And in the next place over,

a one is ten times more.

That would be one thousand,

counting up the score.

Place value, base 10 is what we use

as the digits move to the left.

What is its place value?

Give it its value due.

All depends where the digit is set.

Odd or Even

words and music by Peter Sroka and David Greenbaum

Strolling on the sidewalk any given day,

the numbers on the buildings go a certain way,

two by two, more or less.

What comes next? Can you guess?

Odd or even, odd or even - Are the numbers odd or even, odd or even?

Are the numbers odd or even?

Odd or even, odd or even - are the numbers odd or even, odd or even?

Are the numbers odd or even?

Even - There's no debate when they end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.

Odd - It is a sign, when they end in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.

Now we're walking home from school.

On the opposite side, we can follow the rule.

The numbers change in the ones' place.

Easily, we solve the case.

Odd or even, odd or even - Are the numbers odd or even, odd or even?

Are the numbers odd or even?

Odd or even, odd or even - are the numbers odd or even, odd or even?

Are the numbers odd or even?

Even - There's no debate when they end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.

Odd - It is a sign, when they end in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.

Next time when you're on the street,

in a car or on your feet,

let the ones' place be your guide,

to identify the odd or even side.

The Difference

We see the Golden Gate Bridge. Seagulls fly in. There are 12 of them.

Chorus: The Difference on the Bridge.

Student: Setting, The Golden Gate Bridge,

And Alcatraz, springtime

Student: Characters, 12 seagulls.

__ seagulls squawk out to the bridge side of the stage.

Chorus: Once upon a time there were 12 seagulls,

5 went to roost on Alcatraz.

Seagulls: Goodbye, squawk, squawk.

They squawk over to Alcatraz.

Remaining

Seagulls: Goodbye, squawk, squawk.

Chorus: How many were left on the Bridge? 7!

7 Squawk, squaws, Seagulls, Squawk, squawk

7 were left on the bridge. Squawk, squawk, squawk

7 Squawk, squawk, Seagulls, Squawk, squawk

7 was the difference on the bridge. SQUAWK!

WRITE A NEW VERSION OF THE SONG USING DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND CHARACTERS.

The Sum Song

Latasha ate seven cherries,

Then she ate three more.

How many cherries did she eat all together?

Let's calculate,

The sum's 10.

Benny ate five french fries,

Then he ate thirteen more.

How many french fries did he eat all together?

Let's calculate,

The sum is 18.

WRITE NEW VERSES WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERS, FOODS, ADDENDS (NUMBERS)

Pi

dot, dot, dot, dot,

dot, dot, dot, dot,

What is the meaning of Pi?

We're not talking about Granny's pie,

We're talking about the secret of a circle,

Oh, where would we be without Pi?

3.1415 dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot,

Repeat two times with different flavors of pie,

but last time through add more digits.

3.141592653589 dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot pause dot

Fractions

Fractions, Fractions,

Look around and you’ll find fractions,

Fractions, Fractions,

Fun and functional,

Fractions.

Fractions, Fractions,

Look around and you’ll find fractions,

Fractions, Fractions,

Fun and functional,

Fractions.

1/3 cup of sugar,

Goes into a recipe.

Let’s meet up half a block away,

Under the big old maple tree.

A quarter of a dollar,

Is 25 of 100 cents.

Three quarters of an hour,

Is 45 of 60 minutes.

Chorus: Fractions, Fractions,

Look around and you’ll find fractions,

Fractions, Fractions,

Fun and functional,

Fractions.

The bottom number is the denominator,

That tells how many parts are in all.

Above the line we find the numerator,

That is the fraction of the whole.

Chorus: Fractions, Fractions,

Look around and you’ll find fractions,

Fractions, Fractions,

Fun and functional,

Fractions.

Eat 5 eighths of a pie,

3 pieces will be left.

Half a dozen eggs to fry,

Means 6 of 12 to the chef.

How about an architect,

Or a construction worker,

Their mathematical intellect,

Depends on the tape measure…

And Fractions

Are in music!

Eighth, eighth, eighth, eighth, Eighth, eighth, eighth, eighth

Quar ter Quar ter

Half Half

WHOLE

Chorus: Fractions, Fractions,

Look around and you’ll find fractions,

Fractions, Fractions,

Fun and functional,

Fractions.