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TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS

Times Tables 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!

The goal is for all participating rockers to be Times Table Rock Stars after 20 weeks!

Parent Handbook

Please find below the Parent Handbook for Times Tables Rock Stars. This contains all the information you need to support your child to become a Times Tables Rock Star. You can also download the free App by visiting your Play Store.

Logging into Times Tables Rock Stars

In the short document below is all the information you will need to log into Time Tables Rock Stars. Your child will come home with their user name and unique password written on their paper copy of the document below.

Times Tables Rock Stars in Year 7

If your child in Year 6 is transferring to a secondary school that does not offer Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) membership, you may wish to register with TTRS on a family plan (£7.20 a year for up to three children). Once you have registered, your child will leave the school account and will belong to the family group only. You can download the TTRS instructions for this by clicking here.

Rock Wrangle 2019

After a final few weeks of practising across the course of the academic year, we will be hosting our 2019 Times Tables Rock Stars Final. Following the final class assessments for the year, the children with the highest results in terms of accuracy and speed in each class will go through to our final 'Rock Wrangle' event. This will see five children in each year group take part in a year group times tables competition against the clock, supported by rock music backing tracks and our rock star audience of pupils, all dressed as rock stars for the day. All the year group finalists shall receive a certificate to mark their achievement and the winner of each year group will be presented with an engraved gold medal.

In true rock star style, all our finalists will also win a rock star VIP lunch on a top table, with additional treats and a goody bag to take home.

Watch this space to find out our 2019 Rock Wrangle date!

Scatter Tables

To use scatter tables to support your child in learning their times tables, you call out a question from the times table you are focusing on and your child has to point to the answer on the page. For example, if you are concentrating on the 5 times table, then find the Scatter Table for the 5s and call out questions like, “9 times 5” (your child points to 45), “6 times 5” (your child points to 30) or “5 times 12” (your child points to 60). Your child should be trying to get the answers correct each time and not worrying about the speed. The full set of scatter tables is provided in the document below.​