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Practising Maths mental strategies at home: TT Rockstars and NumBots

 

At Brotherton & Byram CP Academy, our children are signed up to have a TT Rockstars account. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice which children complete in a fun and engaging way online.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools – both primary and secondary – worldwide.

Login in from home with your child’s account [see inside the front cover of their planner] to get practising by following this link:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

 

At Brotherton & Byram CP Academy, our children are also signed up to have a Numbots account online to help them practise their mental addition and subtraction facts.

Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.

There are two game types:

  1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
  2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.

Login in from home with your child’s account [see inside the front cover of their planner] to get practising by following this link:

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro