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 39 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 39 = 39
2 x 39 = 78
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
39^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 39 = 39
2 x 39 = 78
3 x 39 = 117
4 x 39 = 156
5 x 39 = 195
6 x 39 = 234
7 x 39 = 273
8 x 39 = 312
9 x 39 = 351
10 x 39 = 390
11 x 39 = 429
12 x 39 = 468
13 x 39 = 507
14 x 39 = 546
15 x 39 = 585
16 x 39 = 624
17 x 39 = 663
18 x 39 = 702
19 x 39 = 741
20 x 39 = 780
21 x 39 = 819
22 x 39 = 858
23 x 39 = 897
24 x 39 = 936
25 x 39 = 975
26 x 39 = 1014
27 x 39 = 1053
28 x 39 = 1092
29 x 39 = 1131
30 x 39 = 1170
31 x 39 = 1209
32 x 39 = 1248
33 x 39 = 1287
34 x 39 = 1326
35 x 39 = 1365
36 x 39 = 1404
37 x 39 = 1443
38 x 39 = 1482
39 x 39 = 1521
40 x 39 = 1560
41 x 39 = 1599
42 x 39 = 1638
43 x 39 = 1677
44 x 39 = 1716
45 x 39 = 1755
46 x 39 = 1794
47 x 39 = 1833
48 x 39 = 1872
49 x 39 = 1911
50 x 39 = 1950
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