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Did you know that many words that start with ‘oct’ have something to do with the number eight? An octagon has eight sides. An octopus has eight arms. There are eight notes in an octave. And, an octuple or octad means a set or group of eight items. Can you think of any other words that contain the prefix ‘oct’? Originally October was the eighth month of the Roman calendar. However, when January and February were added to the calendar, October became the tenth month in the year.

We hope that you learn an octillion new things at school today. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.

Bonus Facts:
Octavary is the eighth for the latinate series of ordinal numbers (e.g. primary, secondary, tertiary…)

Octillion comes way after ‘billion’, ‘trillion’, and quadrillion. It is 1027 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

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