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 26 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 26 = 26
2 x 26 = 52
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
26^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 26 = 26
2 x 26 = 52
3 x 26 = 78
4 x 26 = 104
5 x 26 = 130
6 x 26 = 156
7 x 26 = 182
8 x 26 = 208
9 x 26 = 234
10 x 26 = 260
11 x 26 = 286
12 x 26 = 312
13 x 26 = 338
14 x 26 = 364
15 x 26 = 390
16 x 26 = 416
17 x 26 = 442
18 x 26 = 468
19 x 26 = 494
20 x 26 = 520
21 x 26 = 546
22 x 26 = 572
23 x 26 = 598
24 x 26 = 624
25 x 26 = 650
26 x 26 = 676
27 x 26 = 702
28 x 26 = 728
29 x 26 = 754
30 x 26 = 780
31 x 26 = 806
32 x 26 = 832
33 x 26 = 858
34 x 26 = 884
35 x 26 = 910
36 x 26 = 936
37 x 26 = 962
38 x 26 = 988
39 x 26 = 1014
40 x 26 = 1040
41 x 26 = 1066
42 x 26 = 1092
43 x 26 = 1118
44 x 26 = 1144
45 x 26 = 1170
46 x 26 = 1196
47 x 26 = 1222
48 x 26 = 1248
49 x 26 = 1274
50 x 26 = 1300
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