For maths homework this term, the children will be practising times tables using the Times Tables Rockstars website. If they reach 'rock legend' status on TT Rockstars, they will be given a problem solving activity to complete instead. Unfortunately, there are only paper copies available for the problem solving activity. The children will bring them home in their homework folders. A secure understanding of multiplication facts (and the related division facts) is crucial for the children's confidence and fluency, reasoning and problem solving in many areas of maths. According to the National Curriculum, they should know all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.