I'm a teacher in a primary school, and I created KS2 Times Tables to help me with a problem: our students enjoy their times tables tests, and get very excited when they progress from the Bronze award through Silver, Gold, Platinum and Kryptonite... but, it can be a handful handing out, marking and feeding back tests for 30 children at different levels each week. Not to mention how wasteful and expensive all that photocopying is.
So I created this app to help, using the latest research on effective teaching of multiplication in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum. Choose your level from Bronze (the 2, 4 and 8 times tables, including division, inverse operations, and fractions) up to Kryptonite (all the tables, and tens, hundreds, decimals, squaring, cubing and fractions).
You get five minutes to answer forty questions presented to focus on one at a time. Each question varies the procedure and concept used, as the latest pedagogical research shows this is far more effective at helping you develop quick fact recall and helps you apply the facts to other areas of maths. These questions are not just simple random questions like some times tables tests have, they are a variety of carefully chosen concepts and procedures which stretch your mastery, so you will truly know your tables inside out and back to front.
KS2 Times Tables does not just test multiplication facts, it helps you practise the related division facts at the same time, varies the order of the equations, and extends the skills into the tens and hundreds, and into the decimals. Every test also includes multiplication and division of fractions, from unit fractions of amounts in Bronze, up to converting mixed numbers in Kryptonite. Kryptonite has its name for a reason: if you pass Kryptonite reliably you will have mastered all KS2 knowledge and stretched yourself deep into the KS3 curriculum. And when you have finished, you get feedback specific to your answers, so you know where to focus next time.
I don't like those educational apps which only give you the first level free, and I don't like the idea of showing children adverts when they should be focusing on learning. So the value proposition is clear and simple: I charge the lowest price upfront to cover my costs and time, and in return you get all the app features and levels without ads or in-app purchases.
There's a new Unobtanium level for all you hard-working children who need something even more challenging than Kryptonite! It includes thousands and thousandths, and practising the 13, 14, 15 and 16 times tables! Good luck...!
* Moved Unobtanium to be hidden above Kryptonite *
* Also fixed a minor display issue on the feedback screen *
Ratings and Reviews
Great app which is helping improve my son’s speed and recall of times tables and he is constantly trying to improve his score.
It’s also easy to get him to concentrate for the 5 minutes at a time! Mum of a 9 year old.
Can’t be downloaded to iPhone 5
My 9yo has my old iphone5 without a SIM card, so she can use it for music and apps. A mini tablet if you like. I’m sure this is true of many primary age kids. This is your target market. Advised by school to get this app, tried to download it to her phone- but It won’t as it needs iOS 11.4 or above to work. I phone5 stops at 10.3. Yes, she can use it on my phone, but she would practice a lot more if it were on her own phone. Oh and I paid 99p in order to find this out.
Developer Response ,
Hi Nelly, I’m currently looking into whether I can tweak the app to support older devices, as you’re right about the target market having more older devices. Hopefully I can do that soon!
Amazing app to improve fluency
What a great app, children in my class love it (year 6, U.K) really easy to use and I have seen an increased confidence as they genuinely get to grips with manipulating number doing arithmetical acrobatics. No annoying ads or pop ups just brilliant.
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- Ross Harrison
- 7.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- © 2018 Ross Harrison
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