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At St Joseph’s we are very pleased to launch Time Tables Rock Stars. Have a go at least four times a week and see your knowledge of times tables improve rapidly. I have been having great fun challenging myself over the past week and I am really excited to see how you all like Times Tables Rock Stars and become Times Tables Superstars.
Please see the information below for how to login and play. Logins will be sent via text message to parents/carers. Most of all enjoy it!
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
How to log in to Times Tables Rock Stars
Garage - the questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week. It will include multiplication and division questions.
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 the mean response time from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates that time into a Rock Status.
≤ 1 sec/qu = Rock Hero
≤ 2 secs/qu = Rock Legend
≤ 3 secs/qu = Rock Star
≤ 4 secs = Headliner
≤ 5 secs/qu = Support Act
≤ 6 secs/qu = Breakthrough Artist
≤ 7 secs/qu = Unsigned Act
≤ 8 secs/qu = Gigger
≤ 9 secs/qu = Busker
≤ 10 secs/qu = Garage Rocker
> 10 secs/qu = Wannabe
If you don’t play in the Studio you don’t get a Rock Status.
Players earn 1 coin per question and the Studio is the place for them to set their best time across all the tables.
Soundcheck – When you play Soundcheck, you get 20 questions each with a 5-second time limit. The questions are multiplication only and evenly weighted in terms of difficulty each time you play. Players earn 5 coins per correct answer.
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.
If you click on your avatar icon in the top right of the screen and then click My Stats, a heatmap will load. It shows how successful your child is at each of the facts.
Contact your child’s teacher if…
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t we log in?
The most likely cause is that one of the three bits of information (school, username or password) hasn’t been entered properly.
My child has chosen a rock name they’re unhappy with, how do we change it?
Ask your child’s teacher to reset their rock name so they can change it again when they log in.
My child is unhappy with the look of their avatar, what can be done?
Everyone starts with the same avatar, whatever name they have chosen. You can change the hair, eyes and mouth to suit individual preferences.
My child seems to be getting questions up to 12x12, why is that?
Assuming that’s not intentional, make sure they’re playing in the Garage or Arena to get the questions we’ve set for them.
Someone has logged in as my child and spent a load of their coins, what can we do?
Let you child’s teacher know so they can refund your child and they can speak to the class about trust and online safety.