Times Table Rockstars
Click the link below to log into your times table rockstar account.
West Road Primary subscribes to Times Table Rock Stars. This is a system that the children use to practise the instant recall of their multiplication and division facts, which helps them to achieve knowing their times tables.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts a child remembers, the easier it is for them to complete harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star they need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
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.
Research shows that daily practise is the best strategy for children to learn these important facts. Short bursts of daily practise are much more effective than spending hours once a week.
Parental support is critical in this area. For children to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need an adult’s help. Without a Parent’s praise and reminders, without sitting down together or checking their work, practising times tables will not feel important.
Each class or group within a class will be set a schedule of times tables to work on by their teacher.
The quicker a child can answer a times tables question, the higher their Rock Status.
|≤ 1 sec/qu = Rock Hero
≤ 2 secs/qu = Rock Legend
≤ 3 secs/qu = Rock Star
≤ 4 secs = Headliner
≤ 5 secs/qu = Support Act
≤ 6 secs/qu = Breakthrough Artist
|≤ 7 secs/qu = Unsigned Act
≤ 8 secs/qu = Gigger
≤ 9 secs/qu = Busker
≤ 10 secs/qu = Garage Rocker
> 10 secs/qu = Wannabe
What is Times Tables Rock Stars? Parents and Carers Guide
Children will take a diagnostic test called a GIG at the start of each month which will then set the times tables they are working on. This will be reviewed on a monthly basis and adapted as children become more confident and accurate. It is expected that children will practise using TTRS at least 4 times a week for at least 5 minutes each time – little and often is best when learning times tables!
Click the videos below to see some of the different songs that we use in school to help learn our times tables.