Times Tables Rock Stars
Four weeks ago, Time Table Rock Stars (TT Rock Stars) landed in Lytchett Matravers Primary school. TT Rock Stars is an online game which encourages daily times tables practice.
The gaming format has been very successful and improvements in times tables recall speed are already being seem. The children in Years 3-6 have answered over 600,000 questions correctly - that’s an average of 2358 correct answers per child!
Acting maths lead, Mr Long commented: “TT Rock Stars allows us to set a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table. When children play in the Garage or Arena sections of the game they only receive questions related to the times tables their teacher sets.”
The game also allows children to set a rock speed, which is the average time taken to answer a question. AK commented: “I love trying to set a faster rock speed time. My current time is 1.2 seconds per question which means I’m a Rock Legend.”
TT Rock Stars also allows the children to build their own online avatar by spending coins they earn whilst playing. MA commented: “I enjoy changing my avatar’s eyes, clothes and musical instruments.”
Due to the launch success, TT Rock Stars will start playing in Year 1 and 2 in the Summer Term.