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 25 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 25 = 25
2 x 25 = 50
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
25^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 25 = 25
2 x 25 = 50
3 x 25 = 75
4 x 25 = 100
5 x 25 = 125
6 x 25 = 150
7 x 25 = 175
8 x 25 = 200
9 x 25 = 225
10 x 25 = 250
11 x 25 = 275
12 x 25 = 300
13 x 25 = 325
14 x 25 = 350
15 x 25 = 375
16 x 25 = 400
17 x 25 = 425
18 x 25 = 450
19 x 25 = 475
20 x 25 = 500
21 x 25 = 525
22 x 25 = 550
23 x 25 = 575
24 x 25 = 600
25 x 25 = 625
26 x 25 = 650
27 x 25 = 675
28 x 25 = 700
29 x 25 = 725
30 x 25 = 750
31 x 25 = 775
32 x 25 = 800
33 x 25 = 825
34 x 25 = 850
35 x 25 = 875
36 x 25 = 900
37 x 25 = 925
38 x 25 = 950
39 x 25 = 975
40 x 25 = 1000
41 x 25 = 1025
42 x 25 = 1050
43 x 25 = 1075
44 x 25 = 1100
45 x 25 = 1125
46 x 25 = 1150
47 x 25 = 1175
48 x 25 = 1200
49 x 25 = 1225
50 x 25 = 1250
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