Maths is a big subject and we appreciate there’s more to it than times tables and there’s more to times tables than learning them off by heart. However, a lot of the rich, interesting maths is all about the multiplicative relationships and these are hard to fully grasp without fluent recall of the tables. For that reason, learning the tables is fundamental – they are a key facilitator to the maths that sits on top. We’ve always believed that. Every child in school is given regular homework based on times tables, weekly practice in school and has a login to access 'Times Tables Rockstars' at home and at school.
What is Times table Rockstars?
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practise. It is designed with teachers, students and even parents in mind. The programme provides a fun and engaging environment with an element of individual competition. It is advised that children practise their times tables for at least 10 minutes every day (verbally, written and interactively). Times Tables Rockstars is an online tool that supports the practice of times tables encouraging children to increase their accuracy and speed to achieve various rock levels. The uptime being a 'Rock Hero' who can answer questions in under 1 second!
Your child should know their login but please contact the class teacher if not.
Below is a parent guide and further information about the multiplication tables check (MTC) that all Year 4 pupils will take towards the end of the year.