These apps provide the repetition necessary for children to consolidate their knowledge of times tables and they include apps involving factors and multiples.
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Meanwhile, competition can be a great motivator in the classroom and systems like Times Tables Rockstars makes good use of that. Sign your whole school up for £60 a year and unlock a system that encourages daily times-table practice. Children can play single or multiplayer games and work their way through the ranks of Busker, Rock Star and Rock Legend, depending on how quickly and accurately they can answer the questions.
The app allows the children to create a rock star character and then practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts – they are rewarded with ‘money’ and can ‘buy’ things for their rock star. They can see their own progress and compare themselves to other users.
Squeebles Times Tables is a beautifully designed app, which helps students practice their times tables in the most fun and interactive way possible. Children learn whilst helping Whizz rescue the Squeebles from the clutches of the nasty maths monster. There are six different game modes for children to practice their times tables on with a number of characters and rewards available to encourage children to improve their scores. Teachers and parents can also monitor a player’s progress and can view a list of tables children have previously got wrong to assist with ongoing learning.
Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child’s mental maths skills.