Statutory Multiplication Tables Check
In the summer term the children will have an online Times Tables test.
- The test will consist of 25 questions, with 6 seconds to answer each question.
-That is 6 seconds to read the question, recall the fact and type in the answer.
- In the test although all timestables will be tested, the ones tested most frequently are the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables.
How to Prepare:
Practise recall at every opportunity
Make it relevant to real life
Create a challenge – competitions!
Help them to notice patterns and see links
Post-it-note facts around the house
Chanting or singing the times tables
TT Rock Stars
TT Rock Stars is a very valuable resource when it comes to learning and practising their times tables.
There are a range of different games they can play:
Gig - Garage and Gig are linked. Children answer as many questions (up to 100 questions) in 3 minutes. The results form their Gig will determine questions they practise in their garage.
Garage – Are a set of personalised questions that children need to practise. Once they have improved on these questions they then take another GIG and new questions to practise will be assigned to their Garage.
Jamming - Children can choose the times tables they want to practise and can learn at their own pace.
Studio – A mix of questions on all the times tables up to 12x12. This will determine their Rock Star Status. The faster they can answer the questions the higher their Rockstar Status.
Sound Check – 25 questions, 6 seconds per question (the most similar to the test they will sit at the end of Year 4).
Festival - A mix of questions on all the times tables up to 12x12. Children compete with players from all over the world.
Area - Children answer questions assigned in their personalised Garage and race compete against people in their class.
Rockslam - A mix of questions on all the times tables up to 12x12. Children set a score and challenge their classmates to beat it.