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 92 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.]
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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 The tell-tale signs include becoming withdrawn, slower movements, poor coordination, hallucinations, slurred speech, poor memory and eventually loss of consciousness.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 92 = 92
2 x 92 = 184
3 x 92 = 276
4 x 92 = 368
5 x 92 = 460
6 x 92 = 552
7 x 92 = 644
8 x 92 = 736
9 x 92 = 828
10 x 92 = 920
11 x 92 = 1012
12 x 92 = 1104
13 x 92 = 1196
14 x 92 = 1288
15 x 92 = 1380
16 x 92 = 1472
17 x 92 = 1564
18 x 92 = 1656
19 x 92 = 1748
20 x 92 = 1840
21 x 92 = 1932
22 x 92 = 2024
23 x 92 = 2116
24 x 92 = 2208
25 x 92 = 2300
26 x 92 = 2392
27 x 92 = 2484
28 x 92 = 2576
29 x 92 = 2668
30 x 92 = 2760
31 x 92 = 2852
32 x 92 = 2944
33 x 92 = 3036
34 x 92 = 3128
35 x 92 = 3220
36 x 92 = 3312
37 x 92 = 3404
38 x 92 = 3496
39 x 92 = 3588
40 x 92 = 3680
41 x 92 = 3772
42 x 92 = 3864
43 x 92 = 3956
44 x 92 = 4048
45 x 92 = 4140
46 x 92 = 4232
47 x 92 = 4324
48 x 92 = 4416
49 x 92 = 4508
50 x 92 = 4600
51 x 92 = 4692
52 x 92 = 4784
53 x 92 = 4876
54 x 92 = 4968
55 x 92 = 5060
56 x 92 = 5152
57 x 92 = 5244
58 x 92 = 5336
59 x 92 = 5428
60 x 92 = 5520
61 x 92 = 5612
62 x 92 = 5704
63 x 92 = 5796
64 x 92 = 5888
65 x 92 = 5980
66 x 92 = 6072
67 x 92 = 6164
68 x 92 = 6256
69 x 92 = 6348
70 x 92 = 6440
71 x 92 = 6532
72 x 92 = 6624
73 x 92 = 6716
74 x 92 = 6808
75 x 92 = 6900
76 x 92 = 6992
77 x 92 = 7084
78 x 92 = 7176
79 x 92 = 7268
80 x 92 = 7360
81 x 92 = 7452
82 x 92 = 7544
83 x 92 = 7636
84 x 92 = 7728
85 x 92 = 7820
86 x 92 = 7912
87 x 92 = 8004
88 x 92 = 8096
89 x 92 = 8188
90 x 92 = 8280
91 x 92 = 8372
92 x 92 = 8464
93 x 92 = 8556
94 x 92 = 8648
95 x 92 = 8740
96 x 92 = 8832
97 x 92 = 8924
98 x 92 = 9016
99 x 92 = 9108
100 x 92 = 9200

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