What is Times Tables Rock Stars?
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
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?
Cherbourg teachers know that pupil engagement with learning is of high importance for making successful learners. We are really excited to introduce Times Table Rock Stars to our pupils as it provides a really fun way to learn a key skill. Rock Stars considers many areas to help children engage and progress with their times table skills and knowledge:
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. TT Rock Stars (the paper version) has been used in many schools across the UK since 2010 and the feedback is that pupils and teachers love it. We are confident everyone will enjoy the online version even more!
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.
TT Rock Stars 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.
To see the creator of TTRS, Bruno Reddy, explain the process in a quick video click the link below.
Three Minute Introduction