What is Times Tables Rock Stars?
Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Times Tables RockStars is introduced to children at the end of Year 2 and children use this resource up until the end of Year 6.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
How does it work?
At Kidbrooke Park Primary School, we know that pupil engagement with learning is of high importance for making successful learners. We are really excited to use Times Table RockStars with our pupils, as it provides a really fun way to learn a key skill.
Maths teachers recognise how fundamental quick times table recall is for leading to success in maths lessons; yet it's not always easy finding engaging ways to do daily practice. We are confident that Times Tables RockStars provides an engaging way to learn their muliplication facts.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question.
More than that, 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.
Times Tables RockStars is lightning fast. Once pupils are logged in, they can begin a game in one click. The maximum time for one game is 3 minutes which encourages children to engage in short-burst (but regular) practice which is the most effective method for learning numerous facts.
All of the children in Years 3 - 6 have been given their own individual login. As a school, we hold a number of Times Tables RockStars related events throughout the year, and children progress is celebrated every week.
To see the creator of Times Tables RockStars, Bruno Reddy, explain the process in a quick video click the link below.