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 41 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 41 = 41
2 x 41 = 82
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
41^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 41 = 41
2 x 41 = 82
3 x 41 = 123
4 x 41 = 164
5 x 41 = 205
6 x 41 = 246
7 x 41 = 287
8 x 41 = 328
9 x 41 = 369
10 x 41 = 410
11 x 41 = 451
12 x 41 = 492
13 x 41 = 533
14 x 41 = 574
15 x 41 = 615
16 x 41 = 656
17 x 41 = 697
18 x 41 = 738
19 x 41 = 779
20 x 41 = 820
21 x 41 = 861
22 x 41 = 902
23 x 41 = 943
24 x 41 = 984
25 x 41 = 1025
26 x 41 = 1066
27 x 41 = 1107
28 x 41 = 1148
29 x 41 = 1189
30 x 41 = 1230
31 x 41 = 1271
32 x 41 = 1312
33 x 41 = 1353
34 x 41 = 1394
35 x 41 = 1435
36 x 41 = 1476
37 x 41 = 1517
38 x 41 = 1558
39 x 41 = 1599
40 x 41 = 1640
41 x 41 = 1681
42 x 41 = 1722
43 x 41 = 1763
44 x 41 = 1804
45 x 41 = 1845
46 x 41 = 1886
47 x 41 = 1927
48 x 41 = 1968
49 x 41 = 2009
50 x 41 = 2050
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