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Times Table Rock Stars

tt rockstars

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+

About Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars helps the kids to learn multiplication tables and division facts in a fun and exciting way. Times Tables Rocks Stars is available to download for free for iOS and Android devices. Ttrockstars app helps promote critical thinking and is suitable for children 5-11. Times Tables Rock Stars is a gamified, child friendly approach that takes the boredom out of learning times tables. This app is a great classroom aid and also helpful for homeschool and additional practice. 

Teacher Review

Times Tables Rock Stars is a valuable tool in helping children learn their times tables and has impacted on overall confidence and progress in all areas within maths. TT Rock Stars has helped engage children and has demonstrated how maths can be fun. 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 – so that children continue to be motivated to practise their times table with Times Tables Rock Stars.

What does Ttrockstars app do?

Parents know it's essential your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. In my experience, short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week. Times Table Rockstars app allows the children to create a rock star character and then practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts – they are rewarded with ‘money’ and can ‘buy’ things for their rock star. They can see their own progress and compare themselves to other users.

How does Times Table Rock Star improve learning?

Learning your times tables is very important and is one of the most important skills when it comes to the SATs tests to be able to keep up with the number of questions that have to be answered. Ttrockstars app is a fun and competitive game that children can play free of charge to practice their tables. It is completely safe to use but has all the fun of competing against the clock and others. As the children use it they get coins and they can upgrade the character they play as.

Children can play single or multiplayer games and work their way through the ranks of Busker, Rock Star and Rock Legend, depending on how quickly and accurately they can answer the questions. The teacher can select which times tables are focused on each week, but there is a 20-week schedule that can be used as a guide. There are lots of printable resources, too.

Times Table Rock Stars programme has one aim - to boost times table recall speeds.

How much does Times Tables Rock Stars Cost?

The basic subscription allows access to the worksheets, web games and the ability for teachers and pupils to play on the dedicated TTRS apps for Amazon, Apple and Android devices. On a family subscription, cost would be £6 per year. It would provide you access to two adults and three children.

How is Ttrockstars app played?

Single Player  

Garage - the questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week. As pupils start to answer questions, TT Rock Stars works out which facts they take longer on and will give them more of these questions to answer. The Garage is best for getting quicker at a few facts. 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 each the mean speed from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates into a Rock Status. They earn 1 coin per question and the Studio is the place for them to set their best time across all the tables. 

Multiplayer 

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 for the week, similar to the Garage.  They earn 1 coin per correct answer.

Rock Festival - The Rock Festival 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 therefore couldn't easily synchronise playing against a classmate) or wanted to compete against others not in their Band. They earn 1 coin per correct answer.

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

Times Tables Rock Stars is UK-based and used by 1/4 of UK schools. It's also active in 20 countries and is used by almost 1 million students worldwide. 

How Times Tables Rock Stars used in school and homeschool?

Class teachers and parents set the games on Times Tables Rock Stars to suit the needs of the children. As the children play Times Tables Rock Stars at school and at home, the website cleverly analyses the questions that children are struggling with and creates a report for teachers showing which facts to focus on. The website allows teachers to see how often children are using times tables rock stars at home as well as school.

Which tables/ division facts does my child need to know by year

  • Year 1 - count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Year 2 - recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • Year 3 - recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • Year 4 - recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
  • Year 5/6 - consolidate understanding of all multiplication tables and division facts up to 12 X 12. In year 5/6 children learn to identify and use their knowledge of prime numbers, composite numbers, Multiples, Factors and factor pairs

How to access Ttrockstars app offline?

After the registration, you can log on without internet access and will store your game data and spending choices. Times Tables Rock Stars is designed to sync all the data across all your devices when you have an internet connection.

Online Version

Give your pupils their log in details and ask them to log in to play.ttrockstars.com, or Times Tables Rock Stars mobile app.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Critical Thinking
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Bruno Reddy

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Publisher's Description

Ttrockstars app is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice aimed at schools. Each week concentrates on a different times tables, 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 5 years at King Solomon Academy, the school in which it was created. Now it is used in over 3000 schools worldwide - both primary and secondary - by 250,000 learners young and not so young.

Please note that in order to log in and play you need to have a subscription to Times Tables Rock Stars and have purchased the Mobile apps bolt-on.

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