Times Table Rock Stars
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important. The more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!All children from years 3 to 6 have a username and password so they can also access this website from home. If they lose this, please see their class teacher.
Times table school club
Learning your times tables and having that quick-fire knowledge can make other areas of maths much easier. With the mandatory times tables check for Year Four children in the summer term, there has never been more emphasis on the importance of this valuable, life-long skill.
Here are some ideas to support times table learning at home:
- Practising times tables by rote.
- Asking your child multiplication questions out of order – such as ‘What’s 11 x 12? What’s 5 x 6?’
- Asking your child the related division facts: ‘What’s 8 divided by 4? What’s 54 divided by 6?’
- Using arrays to help your child memorise times tables – you can use fun objects like Smarties or Lego bricks to make it more entertaining.
- Giving your child word problems to test their skills, like ‘If Peter has 800ml of orange juice and needs to share it between four friends, how much can they each have?’
Make sure you visit: https://ttrockstars.com/ so that you can compete against your friends!
How to play
There are 4 different game modes, which you can try.
Garage – The questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week. As pupils start to answer questions, TT Rock Stars works out which facts they take longer on and will give them more of these questions to answer. The Garage is best for getting quicker at a few facts. Players get 10 coins per question.
Studio – The questions in the Studio can be anything from 1×1 up to 12×12.
TT Rock Stars calculates the mean speed from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates into a Rock Status.
They earn 1 coin per question and the Studio is the place for them to set their best time across all the tables.
Rock Arena – The Arena allows players to compete against all other members of their Band (their Band mates would need to join the same game in order to compete together).
A new Arena game starts every 15 seconds and once the clock starts they race to answer more questions than the others. In the Arena, questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week, similar to the Garage. They earn 1 coin per correct answer.
Rock Festival – The Rock Festival games are open to players from around the world. Like the Arena, there is no limit to the number of players who can join a game; however, unlike the Arena, questions are selected at random from 1×1 to 12×12. Pupils might choose the Rock Festival if they were playing at home (and therefore couldn’t easily synchronise playing against a classmate) or wanted to compete against others not in their Band. They earn 1 coin per correct answer.