Dear Parents/Carers, Larkspur School is delighted to announce that we have subscribed to a fantastic interactive game which will enable pupils to learn all their times tables facts as well as having lots of fun. They have their own avatar and can earn coins in order to purchase accessories in the Rock Shop. Times Table Rock Stars can be played on tablets, computers and mobile phones allowing pupils to compete against themselves to increase speed and accuracy. Pupils can also compete against their classmates or against children from all around the world. Teachers will set the times tables that your child needs to know and they should practise for 10 minutes each night at home. The goal is for all participating rockers to be Times Table Rock Stars after 20 weeks! 1. Type ttrockstars.com into your browser’s address bar. 2. Log in. Your child’s details are as follows: Username: ____________________________ Password: ____________________________ Game Modes Single Player Garage - the questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week. As pupils start to answer questions, TT Rock Stars works out which facts they take longer on and will give them more of these questions to answer. The Garage is best for getting quicker at a few facts. Players get 10 coins per question. Studio - the questions in the Studio can be anything from 1×1 up to 12×12. TT Rock Stars calculates each the mean speed from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates into a Rock Status: ≤ 1 sec/qu = Rock Hero ≤ 2 secs/qu = Rock Legend ≤ 3 secs/qu = Rock Star ≤ 4 secs = Headliner ≤ 5 secs/qu = Support Act ≤ 6 secs/qu = Breakthrough Artist ≤ 7 secs/qu = Unsigned Act ≤ 8 secs/qu = Gigger ≤ 9 secs/qu = Busker ≤ 10 secs/qu = Garage Rocker > 10 secs/qu = Wannabe They earn 1 coin per question and the Studio is the place for them to set their best time across all the tables. Multiplayer Rock Arena - The Arena allows players to compete against all other members of their Band (their Bandmates would need to join the same game in order to compete together). A new Arena game starts every 15 seconds and once the clock starts they race to answer more questions than the others. In the Arena, questions will only come from the times tables the teacher has set for the week, similar to the Garage. They earn 1 coin per correct answer. Rock Festival - The Rock Festival games are open to players from around the world. Like the Arena, there is no limit to the number of players who can join a game; however, unlike the Arena, questions are selected at random from 1×1 to 12×12. Pupils might choose the Rock Festival if they were playing at home (and therefore couldn't easily synchronise playing against a classmate) or wanted to compete against others not in their Band. They earn 1 coin per correct answer. _____________________________________________________ We do hope you will encourage your child to practise so that they can be inducted into the Rock Stars’ Hall of Fame. Get rockin’ Larkspur! Mrs Arkless Please return your reply slip to school as soon as possible.