It is very hot during the summer, so hot that your brain could stop working!
Show that your brain is working well right now by writing out the 38 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 38 = 38
2 x 38 = 76
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
38^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 38 = 38
2 x 38 = 76
3 x 38 = 114
4 x 38 = 152
5 x 38 = 190
6 x 38 = 228
7 x 38 = 266
8 x 38 = 304
9 x 38 = 342
10 x 38 = 380
11 x 38 = 418
12 x 38 = 456
13 x 38 = 494
14 x 38 = 532
15 x 38 = 570
16 x 38 = 608
17 x 38 = 646
18 x 38 = 684
19 x 38 = 722
20 x 38 = 760
21 x 38 = 798
22 x 38 = 836
23 x 38 = 874
24 x 38 = 912
25 x 38 = 950
26 x 38 = 988
27 x 38 = 1026
28 x 38 = 1064
29 x 38 = 1102
30 x 38 = 1140
31 x 38 = 1178
32 x 38 = 1216
33 x 38 = 1254
34 x 38 = 1292
35 x 38 = 1330
36 x 38 = 1368
37 x 38 = 1406
38 x 38 = 1444
39 x 38 = 1482
40 x 38 = 1520
41 x 38 = 1558
42 x 38 = 1596
43 x 38 = 1634
44 x 38 = 1672
45 x 38 = 1710
46 x 38 = 1748
47 x 38 = 1786
48 x 38 = 1824
49 x 38 = 1862
50 x 38 = 1900
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