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What is Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)?

A Parent's Guide to Times Tables Rockstars


When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important - the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to carry out harder calculations.


Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star, you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12x12 in less than 3 seconds.  As a school, Berkswich are consistently in the top three out of the local schools with an average recall time of under 2.3 seconds for times tables up to 12x12 (based on studio games)!


World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do, because they've spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It's just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise. It's absolutely essential that your child does a little practice every day. In our experience, short bursts of practise on a daily basis are more effective than spending hours once a week.


This is where parents and carers are vital. For your child to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need our help - our praise, reminders and support will help your child to feel confident and motivated. Over the course of the months and years, your child will increase their speed and accuracy, becoming faster and more accurate with the times tables. All your hard work and theirs will make them a Times Table Rock Star!


Logging in


Your child's teacher will show your child how to log in. Please do contact school if your child requires a password reminder or any assistance with using TTRS. Click here to access the student log-in page.


What are the different game modes?


If your child is unable to access these, it will be because the teacher has set specific games for your child to play based on their knowledge of your child and their understanding of how to keep children engaged throughout the year. 



Single Player                

10 coins per correct answer

Players answer the tables selected by their teacher or by TTRS’ Auto trainer.

Important: if you feel your child is overwhelmed by the number of tables they’re practising, please speak to their teacher. We suggest to teachers to select one table per week with small combinations every third or fourth week.

If your child is on Auto, they will practise the one table chosen for them* in small chunks of 4 questions at a time. Our algorithm selects the table after a Gig game.

10 coins per correct answer

If your child is on Auto training, they will periodically play Gig games to assess which table is best for them to practise in the Garage.

Important: players must give each Gig performance their full concentration to demonstrate their tables skills. They may be returned to an earlier table if not.

4 or 8 coins/correct answer

The only game mode without a timer, your child chooses the table and the operation (× or ÷ or both) they want to practise. Answer 10, 20 or 30 questions.

1 coin per correct answer

Here your child earns their Rock Status, which is based on their Studio Speed. The faster they are the better their status. Studio Speed is the average of their most recent 10 Studio games. Suitable for confident players.

5 coins per correct answer

Soundcheck games ask 25 multiplication questions (up to 12×12), allowing
6 seconds for each question. Suitable for confident players.

 Multi Player

1 coin per correct answer

Children compete against others from around the world, with their identities protected behind their rock names. Suitable for confident players (questions up to 12x12).

1 coin per correct answer

Children race against other members of their class who are logged in and choose the same arena name at the same time. Like Garage, Arena games ask questions that are either set by the teacher or by TTRS’ Auto trainer.

Rock Slam
1 coin per correct answer

Players challenge their classmates or teachers to answer as many questions as they can in 60 seconds, setting a score for the challenge to beat. Pupils don’t need to be online at the same time.


Battle of the Bands – groups of children within the same school (usually classes, year groups or teams) compete to have the highest average score per player.

Important: Each correct answer (in any game mode) earns 1 point towards the team’s total in addition to the coins earned. For example, in Garage games each correct answer is worth 1 point for the team and 10 coins for the player.

Top of the Rocks – think of this as a Battle of the Bands between schools. The winning class or school is the one with the most correct answers per person. Players’ identities are always protected behind their “Rock Names.”