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Video Description:

Is there a better way to memorize the prefixes in the Metric System than through a big band sing along? Probably not. Find out for yourself by watching this incredible music video and never again forget what HECTO means, or even the obscure DECI (One tenth! One tenth!)

Metric System Song Lyrics:

One thousand – KILO!
One hundred - HECTO!
Ten is decameters.

One tenth – DECI!
One hundredth – CENTI!
One thousandth is millimeters.

One decameter is ten meters.
One hectometer is one hundred meters.
One kilometer is one thousand meters,
and here is how we remember:

One thousand – KILO!
One hundred - HECTO!
Ten is decameters.

One tenth – DECI!
One hundredth – CENTI!
One thousandth is millimeters.

One decimeter’s one tenth of a meter.
One hundredth is a centimeter.
One millimeter’s one thousandth of a meter,
and here is how we remember:

One thousand – KILO!
One hundred - HECTO!
Ten is decameters.

One tenth – DECI!
One hundredth – CENTI!
One thousandth is millimeters.

Learn More

This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 4th Grade to 6th Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into the metric system here.

If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned telling time lesson, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 4.MD.1, and 5.MD.1 . These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets.

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