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 31 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 31 = 31
2 x 31 = 62
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
31^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 31 = 31
2 x 31 = 62
3 x 31 = 93
4 x 31 = 124
5 x 31 = 155
6 x 31 = 186
7 x 31 = 217
8 x 31 = 248
9 x 31 = 279
10 x 31 = 310
11 x 31 = 341
12 x 31 = 372
13 x 31 = 403
14 x 31 = 434
15 x 31 = 465
16 x 31 = 496
17 x 31 = 527
18 x 31 = 558
19 x 31 = 589
20 x 31 = 620
21 x 31 = 651
22 x 31 = 682
23 x 31 = 713
24 x 31 = 744
25 x 31 = 775
26 x 31 = 806
27 x 31 = 837
28 x 31 = 868
29 x 31 = 899
30 x 31 = 930
31 x 31 = 961
32 x 31 = 992
33 x 31 = 1023
34 x 31 = 1054
35 x 31 = 1085
36 x 31 = 1116
37 x 31 = 1147
38 x 31 = 1178
39 x 31 = 1209
40 x 31 = 1240
41 x 31 = 1271
42 x 31 = 1302
43 x 31 = 1333
44 x 31 = 1364
45 x 31 = 1395
46 x 31 = 1426
47 x 31 = 1457
48 x 31 = 1488
49 x 31 = 1519
50 x 31 = 1550
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