Times Table Rockstar
World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they've spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It's just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise.
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 students 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!
How does it work?
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practiced every third week or so.
This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of pupils over the last 4 years at King Solomon Academy, the school in which it was created. Now it is used in over 500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Y7,8,9 start first week after October half term.
They will do a 3 min ‘quiz’ on times tables whilst listening to rock music twice a week in tutorial.
On the fourth session students add up their scores and times from the 4 sessions and input into TTRS website via thier Form Tutor.
Students need to log on using their ID number and password ‘abc’ to set up their rock star name and create their avatar! Form Tutors are also invited to join in!
At end of each half term students will nominate themselves to their Form Tutor stating why they think they should be nominated (Tong Responsible Learner).
Form tutors will then decide who gets nominated and pass onto SPL’s
SPL’s then decide who wins the prize. The prize is a non uniform for a day and queue jump pass for lunch.
At end of every full term students can be selected to have a Period 6 off timetable to go in the Love 2 Learn Centre have pizza and play guitar hero!
Our aim is to improve confidence and speed in times tables to help them with more complex maths skills.
What can I do as a Parent?
Please click here to view the Times Table Rockstars Parent Handbook