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Diamond Dash Times Tables

 

Diamond Dash at Hendal Primary

In order to raise the profile of times tables within school, we have started a ‘Diamond Dash’ times table challenge. We believe that times tables are the foundation to mathematical knowledge and are vital to the subject.

 

Below is a grid showing the awards on offer, which are designed to include all children. The expectation for each award has been matched to the National Curriculum expectations. There are 8 levels available and these should be taken based on each child’s ability, not their year group. Children will be encouraged to take the challenges regularly after practising their skills in school and at home.

 

Apart from the Topaz and Emerald levels, each test is to be timed. There will be certificates given for each level of the challenge with badges also being presented to children who achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold challenges.

 

Supreme Champion – The Diamond Dash

·         All gold award children automatically entered.

·         Same format as the gold award, but in front of a live audience (the school). Parents of the entrants will be invited to attend this special assembly in July.

·         The winner will receive the Diamond certificate and shield.

Gold

·         Three teachers on panel taking turns to ask Qs.

·         2 Minutes on the clock. All correct answers and no hesitation.

·         All times tables and division facts up to (and including) 12 x 12.

·         Square numbers and square roots.

·         Gold Award certificate. Child will also be put forward to the Diamond Dash.

Silver

·         All times tables 12 x 12 on a multiplication grid.

·         Division facts on reverse of grid including square roots and square numbers.

·         Timed: 8 minutes.

·         All correct answers within time.

·         Silver Award certificate.

Bronze

·         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 times tables on a multiplication grid.

·         Division facts on reverse of grid including square roots and square numbers.

·         Timed: 7 minutes.

·         All correct answers within time.

·         Bronze Award certificate

Sapphire·         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 times tables in written form.

·         Division facts on reverse.

·         Timed: 6 minutes.

·         All correct answers within time.

·         Sapphire Award certificate to be given.

Ruby

·         2, 3, 4, 5, 8 times tables in written form.

·         Division facts on reverse.

·         Timed: 5 minutes.

·         All correct answers within time.

·         Ruby Award certificate to be given.

Pearl

·         2, 5 and 10 times tables in written form.

·         Division facts on reverse.

·         Timed: 5 minutes.

·         All correct answers within time.

·         Pearl Award certificate to be given.

Emerald

·         2, 5 and 10 times tables in written form ie. 7 x 2 =

·         Times tables can be sat individually, but all three are needed to complete the award.

·         Not timed, but teacher discretion to decide whether the children are competent enough to receive the award.

·         All correct answers.

·         Emerald Award certificate to be given.

Topaz

·         Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to the 10th number in the sequence ie. In 2s to 20.

·         Each one can be taken at a separate time, but competency in all three is required to complete the award.

·         Topaz Award certificate to be given.

Correlation between year group and diamond dash level.

Diamond Dash Winner 2018/2019

 

Congratulations to our 2018/2019 finalists, this year the award was won by Sophia in Year 5.