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 99 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
North Pole
99 miles
Try this activity again when you are feeling cold. Can you get as far in five minutes?
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1 x 99 = 99
2 x 99 = 198
3 x 99 = 297
4 x 99 = 396
5 x 99 = 495
6 x 99 = 594
7 x 99 = 693
8 x 99 = 792
9 x 99 = 891
10 x 99 = 990
11 x 99 = 1089
12 x 99 = 1188
13 x 99 = 1287
14 x 99 = 1386
15 x 99 = 1485
16 x 99 = 1584
17 x 99 = 1683
18 x 99 = 1782
19 x 99 = 1881
20 x 99 = 1980
21 x 99 = 2079
22 x 99 = 2178
23 x 99 = 2277
24 x 99 = 2376
25 x 99 = 2475
26 x 99 = 2574
27 x 99 = 2673
28 x 99 = 2772
29 x 99 = 2871
30 x 99 = 2970
31 x 99 = 3069
32 x 99 = 3168
33 x 99 = 3267
34 x 99 = 3366
35 x 99 = 3465
36 x 99 = 3564
37 x 99 = 3663
38 x 99 = 3762
39 x 99 = 3861
40 x 99 = 3960
41 x 99 = 4059
42 x 99 = 4158
43 x 99 = 4257
44 x 99 = 4356
45 x 99 = 4455
46 x 99 = 4554
47 x 99 = 4653
48 x 99 = 4752
49 x 99 = 4851
50 x 99 = 4950
51 x 99 = 5049
52 x 99 = 5148
53 x 99 = 5247
54 x 99 = 5346
55 x 99 = 5445
56 x 99 = 5544
57 x 99 = 5643
58 x 99 = 5742
59 x 99 = 5841
60 x 99 = 5940
61 x 99 = 6039
62 x 99 = 6138
63 x 99 = 6237
64 x 99 = 6336
65 x 99 = 6435
66 x 99 = 6534
67 x 99 = 6633
68 x 99 = 6732
69 x 99 = 6831
70 x 99 = 6930
71 x 99 = 7029
72 x 99 = 7128
73 x 99 = 7227
74 x 99 = 7326
75 x 99 = 7425
76 x 99 = 7524
77 x 99 = 7623
78 x 99 = 7722
79 x 99 = 7821
80 x 99 = 7920
81 x 99 = 8019
82 x 99 = 8118
83 x 99 = 8217
84 x 99 = 8316
85 x 99 = 8415
86 x 99 = 8514
87 x 99 = 8613
88 x 99 = 8712
89 x 99 = 8811
90 x 99 = 8910
91 x 99 = 9009
92 x 99 = 9108
93 x 99 = 9207
94 x 99 = 9306
95 x 99 = 9405
96 x 99 = 9504
97 x 99 = 9603
98 x 99 = 9702
99 x 99 = 9801
100 x 99 = 9900
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