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Sam achieves Rock God status!

posted 6 Nov 2014, 06:27 by Web Admin
Sam Walker, one of our Year 8 students is now officially famous and has claimed our first EVER Rock God status, beating all of the teachers! 


Our Maths department have launched a new initiative called 'Times Table Rockstars' to find our very own Times Tables legends which aims to improve students (and staff) times table recall in a fun and creative way. 

Students who log in will be able to create their own rock hero, and then answer questions to improve their rank. Based on their speed and accuracy, students can go from being a ‘Busker’ to a ‘Rock Legend’ and then achieve that ultimate status of ‘Rock God’! (That requires answering 60 questions in one minute). 

The more times a student plays the game, the more money they will earn, and this can go towards buying items to customise their Rock Star avatar.  Staff are getting involved too! Mr Wanner’s avatar is Cornelius Wynter who currently is only a busker - so clearly Mr Wanner needs to spend more time improving the speed of his answers!
In the summer term, we will be running an X-factor competition, which will be an Academy wide event to see who is the best at times tables.  In addition to this, we will be launching a red carpet event, which is a way of celebrating the successes of our students and recognising all the hard work they will have invested over the course of the year.

Year 7 student Sophie Long loves this new initiative saying ‘I find it really fun, and am a ‘Busker’ at the moment, but I’m hoping to improve!  I have earned £329 at the moment and I am answering questions in 2 seconds, but I am eventually aiming at 1 second for each question!  Thank you for showing us this website.’
It is important that students regularly go on times tables rock stars at home, as this promotes independent learning skills and also supports what they are learning in class.

Sam, when being interviewed about his new found fame and status, explained ‘it feels good, I guess … ‘ and confirmed that he had practiced every day for a week. He went on to explain that beating all the Maths teachers to such status was ‘awesome‘ and the hard work he had put in has helped him in the classroom.
Sam, pictured with Mrs Munday and Mrs Redford, is our first invited guest to our red carpet event at the end of the year to celebrate all our Rock Gods!

The website can be found at www.ttrockstars.com

Good luck - we look forward to seeing who progresses to become a Times Table ‘Rock God’ next!
 
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