Getting Started

Setting up your account

Follow these steps if you have received an email inviting you to become a Manager of your school's TT Rock Star account.

  • Click on the link in your email.
  • It will ask you to set a password for the first time. You only need to do this once.
  • It will then take you to a sign-in page - enter your email address and new password.
  • You will be offered 10 randomly generated rock names. If you see one you like, click on it. This will now become your rock name and it cannot be changed.
    Children will also have to choose their rock name the first time they log in - to avoid disappointment, it may be worth making it clear to them that the rock name cannot be changed once selected.
  • You'll now get the chance to design your avatar.
  • Once you click on the Save Avatar button it will take you to the Dashboard where you can begin playing or administering accounts via the Parent Menu.

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Adding Parents

Adding more parents is simple. Go to Parent Menu > Parent Accounts and click on the 'Add A Manager' button and fill in the required details. A short email will be sent to their email address with a link for them to click on. That's all there is to it.

Please note that only two parent accounts are available on a Family Plan.

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Adding children

You can add and manage child accounts from the Parent Menu > Child Accounts page. There you can edit their username and other details as well as see their scores.

Please note that only three child accounts are available on a Family Plan.

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Setting up a schedule

You can set the tables your children practice in Garage and Arena games - this is called the Schedule. This allows children to focus on mastering fewer facts at a time, and is key to the success of Times Tables Rock Stars.

To get started, please go to Parent Menu > Child Accounts and scroll down to Set Schedule. It's then a straightforward matter of ticking the relevant boxes and pressing Save Settings.

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Subgrouping children

You can set each child in the family a separate schedule of tables to practice. To do this, go to Parent Menu > Children Accounts and scroll down until you find 'Sections in this Band'.

From there it's just a case of dragging children into one of the 5 groups and setting a schedule for each one you've used. You don't have to group all the children (you don't have to have group *any* if it doesn't suit you) and any that remain ungrouped (in the 'Not in a Section' area) will face the schedule you've set in the Schedule part of the page.

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Playing Games

There are four game types that differ according to which times tables the questions come from and whether it's a single- or multi-player game. There are slightly different reasons why you, as the parent, might get children playing on a particular game type - it depends on the children's (st)age, whether it's the first time they're playing, and whether they're playing to improve or to compete.

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Garage

Times-tables: restricted to those set in the Schedule (see below for how to do this) by the you. Roughly 1 in 5 questions are division.

Reasons to play in the Garage: we recommend the Garage is the default game to play as it's designed to help children get faster. After a few games, the TT Rock Star software engine starts to work out which number facts each child struggles with and then begins presenting those questions more frequently.

We recommend that children play 3 times (a total of 3 minutes) in the Garage every day. It's up to you whether to play rock music while they practice :)

As the parent, you can control which questions they get in the Garage (see Setting Schedule above) so it's more appropriate for primary school children to play in the Garage, particularly as they start out with the 2s, 5s and 10s. It's free from the distractions of competing against other people and as an extra incentive, children get 10 coins per correct answer instead of 1. The focus, therefore, should be on competing against yourself.

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Studio

Times-tables: unrestricted, i.e. questions from 1 × 1 up to 12 × 12 are possible. Roughly 1 in 5 questions are division.

Reasons to play in the Studio: we would get children to play in the Studio to have a measure of their overall speed on all the times tables. Much like being in a recording studio, this is where we want TT Rock Stars to record their best performances.

The TT Rock Star engine works out your mean score over the last 10 games in the Studio and it's your speed in the Studio that determines your rock status. The more questions on average that you answer correctly in a minute, the higher your status. Starting off as a Wannabe you get to Rock Star if your per question average is 3 seconds, Rock Legend if it's under 2 seconds or Rock Hero if your average speed is 1 second or less per question. See below for the full list of rock statuses.

Fortunately, because it's based on the mean over the last 10 games, a single bad performance doesn't have an exaggerated effect on the status.

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Arena

Times-tables: restricted to those set in the Schedule (see above for how to do this) by you. Roughly 1 in 5 questions are division.

Reasons to play in the Arena: The Arena, like the Garage, is only for practising the times tables that you - the parent - have set. The difference is that it's a multiplayer game for children to play only against other members of the family! Children join the same game and compete to see who can answer the most questions.

A new Arena game starts every 15 seconds (you can see the clock counting down) and there is no difference in Wembley, Millennium, etc. It just makes it easier for you to say to each other which game to play in, e.g. "Everyone join Wembley!"

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Festival

Times-tables: unrestricted, i.e. questions from 1 × 1 up to 12 × 12 are possible. Roughly 1 in 5 questions are division.

Reasons to play in the Festival: This is the multi-player version of the Studio - children face questions up to 12×12 while competing against players from around the world.

As with the Arena, the four different Festivals are to help you name the Festival you're joining. There is no difference in the format or type of questions between Glastonbury, Lollapolooza, etc.

A new Festival game starts every 15 seconds and there is no limit to the number of players that each game will accept.

Rock Status

  • If you answer 20 or more questions you're a Rock Star!
  • If you answer 20 or more questions you're a Rock Star!
  • If you answer 20 or more questions you're a Rock Star!
  • If you answer 5 or fewer questions you're a Wannabe!
  • If you answer 6 questions you're a Garage Rocker!
  • If you answer 7 questions you're a Busker!
  • If you answer 8 questions you're a Gigger!
  • If you answer 9 questions you're a Unsigned Act!
  • If you answer 10 or 11 questions you're a Rock Star!
  • If you answer 12 to 14 questions you're a Breakthrough Artist!
  • If you answer 15 to 19 questions you're a Headliner!
  • If you answer 20 to 29 questions you're a Rock Star!
  • If you answer 30 to 59 questions you're a Rock Legend!
  • If you answer 60 or more questions you're a Rock Hero!

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Contact

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