T T Rockstars
At Thorpe, we use Times Tables Rock Stars for Years 3 to 6. It is an online platform where your child can:
- Work on times tables that their teacher has set especially for them
- Improve speed
- Play against their friends and other children
There are 4 different game modes.
Garage - the questions will only come from the times tables that are relevant to the child’s needs based on the automatic selection from previous games. 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.
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.
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.
Rockslam- Members of the school choose another pupil or teacher to challenge. The challenger has 1 minute to set a target for the challenger has 1 minute to set a target for the challenge to beat. Children get enjoyment from taking on friends and teachers one-on-one.
If you click on Me > My Stats, a heatmap like the one below will load. It shows how successful your child is at each of the facts.