Knowing your times tables off by heart is like being able to play a guitar behind your head – it makes you a rock star...a Times Table Rock Star!
I've played in some amazing concert venues in my time and let me tell you, performing to a crowd of 90,000 screaming fans gives you the most incredible feeling; the only thing I can compare it to is the feeling I get from knowing my multiplication facts.
Speak to any of my rock legend friends, McCartney, Hendrix, Bono, Collins, Springsteen, Rose, etc., and they will tell you the hours they spent practising guitar chords and drumming riffs. It's just the same with times tables – all wannabe rock stars need to practise and practise and practise.
So, I say to you, pick up your hairbrush, your air guitar and your pots-and-pans drumkit, get your friends together and start making music! And while you're at it, why not learn your times tables?
When it comes to time tables, speed AND accuracy is important – the more facts you remember the easier it is for your brain to do harder calculations. The quicker and more accurate you are, the closer you get to becoming a Times Table Rock Star or even a Times Table Rock Legend! Use the table below to help you understand your rock star status:
|I can answer any times table fact up to 12×12 in less than...|
To give yourself the best possible chance at succeeding in maths, you should log in and play on the games on this website. When you log in, there are single and multiplayer modes where you can earn TT Rock Star coins to spend on your avatar.
These are the different game modes:
Garage - The place to practice is in the Garage. It's just you against the clock against the times tables of the week (set by your Band Manager).
Play in the Garage to get better and better before you perform in front of others. Oh, and you get 10 points for every correct answer!
Studio - TT Rock Stars record their best performances in the Studio (just like a top music star)! It's you against the clock against ALL the times tables up to 12×12!
If you answer 20 or more questions you're a Rock Star!
If you answer 30 or more questions you're a Rock Legend!
If you answer 60 or more questions you're a Rock Hero!
Arena - The Arena is the place to perform with other bandmates! It's you against them against the times tables of the week (set by your Band Manager). Who's the best in the band?!
Tip: If you don't feel you're doing well in the Arena, take some time to practice in the Garage.
Festival - When you're ready, play in a Rock Festival with bands from around the world. It's you against them against ALL the times tables up to 12×12.