The North Pole Test

It is very cold at the North Pole, so cold that your brain could stop working.

Show that your brain is working well right now by writing out the 94 times table.

How far can you get in five minutes?

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Try this activity again when you are feeling cold. Can you get as far in five minutes?

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  • Primary 6 & Mrs Thom, Netherlee PS
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  • In five minutes, our primary 6 class managed to get the first 16 stations correct. We felt that it was tricky but a lot of fun. Some were frustrated that if they got one answer wrong then every other answer was also wrong.

    We really enjoyed today's challenge!
  • Matthew, 3D, Craigslea State School
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  • I got up to the 29th station in 5 minutes.
    It was fun!
  • Katee Wheeler, ------
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  • This starter has some potential and is very helpful and interesting for developing Mathematical skills.
  • Debbie, Guernsey
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  • Very absorbing activity! One of my Y5s managed up to 49 x 44 in 5 minutes.

    [Transum: If are reading this comment and wondering why it refers to the 44 times table while you have been presented with another times table it is because a different number appears every time this page is loaded.]
  • Transum,
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  • Yes, the cold can really affect your brain in a negative way. Perhaps a chilly day where you live won’t make a big difference but for really cold environments there have been studies which have found that mental changes (reflecting a cooling brain) are the first sign of hypothermia. The tell-tale signs include becoming withdrawn, slower movements, poor coordination, hallucinations, slurred speech, poor memory and eventually loss of consciousness.

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1 x 94 = 94
2 x 94 = 188
3 x 94 = 282
4 x 94 = 376
5 x 94 = 470
6 x 94 = 564
7 x 94 = 658
8 x 94 = 752
9 x 94 = 846
10 x 94 = 940
11 x 94 = 1034
12 x 94 = 1128
13 x 94 = 1222
14 x 94 = 1316
15 x 94 = 1410
16 x 94 = 1504
17 x 94 = 1598
18 x 94 = 1692
19 x 94 = 1786
20 x 94 = 1880
21 x 94 = 1974
22 x 94 = 2068
23 x 94 = 2162
24 x 94 = 2256
25 x 94 = 2350
26 x 94 = 2444
27 x 94 = 2538
28 x 94 = 2632
29 x 94 = 2726
30 x 94 = 2820
31 x 94 = 2914
32 x 94 = 3008
33 x 94 = 3102
34 x 94 = 3196
35 x 94 = 3290
36 x 94 = 3384
37 x 94 = 3478
38 x 94 = 3572
39 x 94 = 3666
40 x 94 = 3760
41 x 94 = 3854
42 x 94 = 3948
43 x 94 = 4042
44 x 94 = 4136
45 x 94 = 4230
46 x 94 = 4324
47 x 94 = 4418
48 x 94 = 4512
49 x 94 = 4606
50 x 94 = 4700
51 x 94 = 4794
52 x 94 = 4888
53 x 94 = 4982
54 x 94 = 5076
55 x 94 = 5170
56 x 94 = 5264
57 x 94 = 5358
58 x 94 = 5452
59 x 94 = 5546
60 x 94 = 5640
61 x 94 = 5734
62 x 94 = 5828
63 x 94 = 5922
64 x 94 = 6016
65 x 94 = 6110
66 x 94 = 6204
67 x 94 = 6298
68 x 94 = 6392
69 x 94 = 6486
70 x 94 = 6580
71 x 94 = 6674
72 x 94 = 6768
73 x 94 = 6862
74 x 94 = 6956
75 x 94 = 7050
76 x 94 = 7144
77 x 94 = 7238
78 x 94 = 7332
79 x 94 = 7426
80 x 94 = 7520
81 x 94 = 7614
82 x 94 = 7708
83 x 94 = 7802
84 x 94 = 7896
85 x 94 = 7990
86 x 94 = 8084
87 x 94 = 8178
88 x 94 = 8272
89 x 94 = 8366
90 x 94 = 8460
91 x 94 = 8554
92 x 94 = 8648
93 x 94 = 8742
94 x 94 = 8836
95 x 94 = 8930
96 x 94 = 9024
97 x 94 = 9118
98 x 94 = 9212
99 x 94 = 9306
100 x 94 = 9400

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