Getting Started

Setting up your account

When the family subscribes for the first time, the parent email will receive a message called "TT Rock Stars Account and Receipt". In that email are the parent's login details and those of the children.

Super important - A typical misconception from parents is that they must login and from there the children can begin to play. Actually with TT Rock Stars parents and children have their own login details.

Parents

  • Click on the purple-ish button in your "TT Rock Stars Account and Receipt" email.
  • It will ask you to set a password for the first time. Once that's set we'll put confirmation up on the screen and send you an email.
  • Click on 'Go to Dashboard', select your rock name, save your avatar and your account will be set up.

You know you've been successful when you reach the Dashboard and you can see the Parent Menu.

Children

For children to login, the parent doesn't have to login first. Children can simply use the login details contained in the "TT Rock Stars Account and Receipt" email.

If you can't find that email, then you can retrieve the children's login details by logging into your parent account and clicking Parent Menu > Child Accounts. See above on how to login to the parent account.

The children's login details comprise:

  • Family
  • Username
  • Password

Back to top

Adding Parents

Family plans allow for two parent accounts. To add another one, login to your parent account, go to Parent Menu > Parent Accounts, 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.

Back to top

Adding children

Login to the parent account (see above on how to do that) and go to Parent Menu > Child Accounts. There you can view and edit the usernames and passwords of the existing child accounts.

Click the 'Add Individual' button to add another child.

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

Back to top

Setting the tables

You can set the tables your children practice in Garage and Arena games by logging in to the parent account and going to Parent Menu > Child Accounts > Set the Tables. This allows children to focus on mastering fewer facts at a time, and is key to the success of Times Tables Rock Stars.

Super important - Tables can't be set once logged into the child account... you must be logged in as the parent. Also note that it affects the questions children receive (not parents) in the Garage and Arena (not Studio or Festival). To find out more about the different game types, please read below.

What tables should you set? In short our suggested strategy for all children, regardless of prior tables confidence, is to set one table per week with a combo-week every third or fourth week. Please watch the video for full details.

Back to top

4 Game Types

There are four game types that differ according to whether you, as the parent, have set the tables and whether it's a single- or multi-player game. There are slightly different reasons why you 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.

× 10

Garage

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

Reasons to play in the Garage: the Garage is designed to help children get faster sooner. 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 :)

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.

× 1

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.

× 1

Arena

Times-tables: restricted to those set by the parent (see above for how to do this). 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! You need to be logged in on separate devices to play against each other.

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

× 1

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 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!

Back to top

Address

Maths Circle Ltd
Ossory Offices
Hazelwood Lane
Ampthill
MK45 2HF
United Kingdom

Company Details
VAT: 246401820
Co. Reg: 09861676

Contact


support@ttrockstars.com
+44 1908 888 917

Apps

With the Mobile Apps bolt-on activated, you can use our apps from the following app stores:

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store Download on the Amazon App Store Download from LearnPad