After trialling the online program last year, we have decided to grant the privileged title of 'Times Tables Rock Star' to all our juniors who have demonstrated that they know all their times tables by heart. These TT Rock Stars have an online area to practice responding to questions, battling each other or taking part in online 'festivals'. Our current fastest pupils are answering tables questions at an average speed of one every 1.5 seconds (cue air guitar...).
Times tables are an important foundation for confidence and competence in mathematics. They occur frequently in more complex ideas, give confidence when they are internalised and enable our mathematicians to use their brain power to process more complicated details when solving problems and puzzles.