On Monday 2nd July, Sajjid from Year 6 was crowned “Supreme Ultimate Rock Hero for Eternity” in a times tables competition. The Rock Wrangle event, hosted by Nottingham University Samworth Academy and organised by Times Tables Rock Stars, saw 40 schools (and over 100 students) from across East Anglia compete in a huge Times Tables-Off. Sajjid got through to the final after a series of elimination rounds, and answered an incredible 379 multiplication questions correctly in 3 minutes! For his prize he experienced true rock star treatment, as he was picked up in a helicopter and taken on a joy ride over Nottingham with his team.
Times Tables Rock Stars (www.ttrockstars.com) is the brainchild of Bruno Reddy, a former Maths Teacher. It is a web and app-based programme which schools and families use to help their children improve their recall of times tables. TTRS, which uses a rock theme to engage the children, is now being used in more than 10,000 schools across the UK and in over 15 countries. Bruno said “Rock Wrangles are a brilliant way to showcase the talents of the children in their times tables and to make maths fun.” This is one of a series of 2018 Rock Wrangle events for schools hosted by Times Tables Rock Stars across the UK.
To view more photos from the Rock Wrangle, visit our gallery.