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 82 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 The tell-tale signs include becoming withdrawn, slower movements, poor coordination, hallucinations, slurred speech, poor memory and eventually loss of consciousness.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 82 = 82
2 x 82 = 164
3 x 82 = 246
4 x 82 = 328
5 x 82 = 410
6 x 82 = 492
7 x 82 = 574
8 x 82 = 656
9 x 82 = 738
10 x 82 = 820
11 x 82 = 902
12 x 82 = 984
13 x 82 = 1066
14 x 82 = 1148
15 x 82 = 1230
16 x 82 = 1312
17 x 82 = 1394
18 x 82 = 1476
19 x 82 = 1558
20 x 82 = 1640
21 x 82 = 1722
22 x 82 = 1804
23 x 82 = 1886
24 x 82 = 1968
25 x 82 = 2050
26 x 82 = 2132
27 x 82 = 2214
28 x 82 = 2296
29 x 82 = 2378
30 x 82 = 2460
31 x 82 = 2542
32 x 82 = 2624
33 x 82 = 2706
34 x 82 = 2788
35 x 82 = 2870
36 x 82 = 2952
37 x 82 = 3034
38 x 82 = 3116
39 x 82 = 3198
40 x 82 = 3280
41 x 82 = 3362
42 x 82 = 3444
43 x 82 = 3526
44 x 82 = 3608
45 x 82 = 3690
46 x 82 = 3772
47 x 82 = 3854
48 x 82 = 3936
49 x 82 = 4018
50 x 82 = 4100
51 x 82 = 4182
52 x 82 = 4264
53 x 82 = 4346
54 x 82 = 4428
55 x 82 = 4510
56 x 82 = 4592
57 x 82 = 4674
58 x 82 = 4756
59 x 82 = 4838
60 x 82 = 4920
61 x 82 = 5002
62 x 82 = 5084
63 x 82 = 5166
64 x 82 = 5248
65 x 82 = 5330
66 x 82 = 5412
67 x 82 = 5494
68 x 82 = 5576
69 x 82 = 5658
70 x 82 = 5740
71 x 82 = 5822
72 x 82 = 5904
73 x 82 = 5986
74 x 82 = 6068
75 x 82 = 6150
76 x 82 = 6232
77 x 82 = 6314
78 x 82 = 6396
79 x 82 = 6478
80 x 82 = 6560
81 x 82 = 6642
82 x 82 = 6724
83 x 82 = 6806
84 x 82 = 6888
85 x 82 = 6970
86 x 82 = 7052
87 x 82 = 7134
88 x 82 = 7216
89 x 82 = 7298
90 x 82 = 7380
91 x 82 = 7462
92 x 82 = 7544
93 x 82 = 7626
94 x 82 = 7708
95 x 82 = 7790
96 x 82 = 7872
97 x 82 = 7954
98 x 82 = 8036
99 x 82 = 8118
100 x 82 = 8200

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