Times Tables Rockstars
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important - the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to complete harder calculations. Times Tables Rock Stars is a fun and challenging game designed to help children master their times tables. To be a Times Tables Rock Star you need to answer multiplication facts up to 12x12 within 3 seconds.
When pupils log on to they select their school and then Student. They will then need to enter their username and password. If they are logging in for the first time they can select their own 'Rock Name', which is generated by the computer.
There are six different game types - three single player and three multiplayer.
Garage - The questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set. It will include multiplication and division questions. As pupils start to answer questions, the website works out which facts they take longer on and will give them more of these questions to practice. The Garage is best for getting quicker at a few facts and players get 10 coins per question.
Studio - The questions in the Studio can be anything from 1×1 up to 12×12. TT Rock Stars calculates the average response time from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates that time into a Rock Status. If you don't play on Studio, you don't get a Rock Status. Players earn 1 coin per question and this is the best place to set their best time across all of their tables.
Soundcheck - When playing Soundcheck, children get 20 questions each with a 5-second time limit. The questions are multiplication only and evenly weighted in terms of difficulty each time you play. Players earn 5 coins per correct answer.
Rock Arena - The Arena allows players to compete against all other members of their Band (their Bandmates would need to join the same game in order to compete together). A new Arena game starts every 15 seconds and once the clock starts they race to answer more questions than the others. In the Arena, questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set, similar to the Garage. They earn 1 coin per correct answer.
Rock Festival - Here games are open to players from around the world. Like the Arena, there is no limit to the number of players who can join a game; however, unlike the Arena, questions are selected at random from 1×1 to 12×12. Pupils might choose the Rock Festival if they were playing at home (and can't easily organise playing against a classmate) or wanted to compete against others not in their Band. They earn 1 coin per correct answer.
Rock Slam - Here children can challenge other pupils and teachers within their school to a sixty-second challenge! Children have sixty seconds to answer as many questions as possible and then challenge someone to beat their score. These times tables are selected at random and can be from 1x1 up to 12x12. Children earn 1 coin per answer.
Once pupils have began to earn coins in one of the six different game modes, they can visit the TTRS Shop where they can customise their avatar using the coins they've earned.
: It's more effective to practice for three minutes a day at least four times a week, rather than practising for twelve minutes once a week.
By clicking on their name in the top right corner children can view their statistics, monitor their own progress and log out. Contact your child's teacher if you have issues logging in or if you have any queries about how the website works.