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Welcome to the Maths page!

Here you will find information and useful links for parents, carers and children to help practise and challenge maths skills at home!

Breaking News! TT Rockstars has arrived at Queenswell!

Breaking News! TT Rockstars has arrived at Queenswell!  1

"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!"

Speak to any rock legends or sports stars and they will tell you about the hours they have spent practising guitar chords and drumming riffs or aiming for goal or serving an ace. It's just the same with times tables – all wannabe rock stars and sports stars need to practise, practise, practise!

So, We say to you: "Pick up your hairbrush and your air guitar and become a times table ROCK STAR!"

 

Login here to get started:

https://ttrockstars.com/home

 

Information for parents:

What is TT Rockstars?

It is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice which can be accessed online. Each week, teachers will set a times table to learn and practise at home using the TT Rockstars website/ app.

 

What are its aims?

There is only one aim - to boost times tables recall

 

What are the benefits of Times Table Rock Stars?

  • Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question.
  • The clever code behind the scenes works out which times table facts each pupil is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until pupils have mastered them. 
  • The programme will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce the relationship between division and multiplication.
  • It makes learning the times tables fun!

 

You can find more information about TT Rockstars and how it can be used on the website:

https://ttrockstars.com/home

and in this Parent Handbook

If you find learning song lyrics easy and love to sing, then try listening to these times tables songs by Mr DeMaio:

 

Two Times Table Song (Cover of Rude by MAGIC!) with Classroom Instruments

Mr. DeMaio and friends rock out to a new multiplication song for the two times tables over the hit song Rude by MAGIC! Learn your 2x table facts in this fun video for children that uses familiar tunes to teach important math content. Enjoy.

Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your three times table! Have fun learning the 3's while singing along to your favorite song!

Four Times Table Song (Blurred Lines Cover) with Classroom Instruments

Mr. DeMaio and friends play Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke with classroom instruments, but with a twist... It's not Blurred Lines, it's Four Times. Have fun learning the 4 times table while singing along to your favorite song! Download this song at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio LYRICS: I like that...

Five Times Table Song (We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus) Using iPads Only

Jam out to Mr. DeMaio's new multiplication song for the five times table. The song is a rendition of "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus using iPads only to create the music. Have fun, learn your 5x table, and enjoy! Download this song at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio All music was composed by @AaronSanphoto with vocals by Mr. DeMaio.

Six Times Table Song! (Cover of CHEERLEADER by OMI)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover the summer hit, Cheerleader by OMI, in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your six times table! Have fun learning the 6's while singing along to your favorite song! Download this song at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio Music Composed by Mike DeMaio, Aaron Santoro, Mike Vadas, and Daniel Roberts.

Seven Times Table Song (Cups by Anna Kendrick Cover) with Classroom Instruments

Learn the seven times table multiplication facts with this fun song by Mr. DeMaio to the song Cups (When I'm Gone) by Anna Kendrick from the movie Pitch Perfect.

Eight Times Table Song (Cover of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your eight times table! Have fun learning the 8's while singing along to your favorite song! Download this song at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio Please consider contributing to my Patreon.

Nine Times Table Song (90's Song Mashup)

Mr. DeMaio and friends sing the 9x table song over some of the biggest hits from the 90's. Learn your nine times multiplication facts while jamming out to some of your favorite songs! Download this song at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio Music Composed by Mike DeMaio, Aaron Santoro, Mike Vadas, Jon Van Orden, and Daniel Roberts.

Ten Times Table Song! (Cover of Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your ten times table! Have fun learning the 10's while singing along to your favorite song! Download this song at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mr-Demaio Please consider contributing to my Patreon.

For parents:

Want to help your child with maths at home?

Here are some fantastic websites which have articles, as well as fun activities and practical ideas about how you can support your child with maths at home and deepen their understanding of number and mathematical concepts.

Calculation Policy

Want to find out more about how your child is taught the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?

Take a look at our calculation policy to see the progression in calculation skills across Key Stage 2 and how we are using concrete resources and pictures to help children have a deeper understanding of these concepts.

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