Maths at Home
Times Tables (TT) Rockstars
Parents/Carers, as a school we are committed to improve the children’s basic skills, which will help them in all areas of life. For us, it is vital that learning continues beyond school and the children are being supported by a partnership of home and school. This will give them the best chance possible.
To focus on multiplication tables, we have invested in an online program called TT Rock Stars. The website allows the children to practise their times tables through a motivating, engaging and competitive element. Learning is fun!
When you log on, you can select different areas known as ‘arenas’ to complete a range of times table tests. As the teacher, we can set the times tables which we want the children to be able to access. Your child should be using the Times Tables Rockstars log-in on a regular basis as part of their school homework. If your child does not have access to an electronic device to use at home, then time can be given to them during playtime or lunchtime, where they can use the ICT suite to log on to TT Rockstars.
What is Times Table Rock Stars?
Times Tables Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practise. Each week should concentrates on a different times table, depending on the child’s learning. The children can earn coins to create and build up a character (avatar).
What are its aims?
The programme has one aim - to boost times table recall speeds.
What are the benefits of Times Table Rock Stars?
· Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question.
· The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each pupil is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until pupils have mastered them.
· It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts
We expect that children access Times Table Rockstars at least once a week to practise the times tables set by the teacher that week. However, the more children play, the more coins they can earn, the more they get to spend upgrading their Rockstar.
The Times Table Rock Stars app is available to download on iTunes and android.
Follow the link below to the website: https://www.ttrockstars.com
Please note if you have lost your username and log in, please see your child's class teacher who can record it for you.