You will see ten statements. One by one they will disappear. Your challenge is to type out the statements as they go. You will only score a point if you are word perfect. Click 'Start' to begin.
Five minutes is 300 seconds
Nine Sevens are sixty three
Multiplying even numbers together always gives even answers
Acute angles are less than 90 degrees
A quarter is the same as 25 percent
A pentagon has five sides
29 is a prime number
1.5 squared is 2.25
144 is a square number
Ten minus twelve is minus two
The whole class version of this activity is called Kim's Game
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