The Diamond Dash times table competition is to be used at Carr Lodge Academy to raise the profile of times tables across the academy in an exciting way. Attached is a grid showing the awards on offer, which are designed to include all children within the Academy.
The expectation for each award has been matched to the Mathematics National Curriculum 2014. There are 8 levels available which should be taken on a ‘stage not age’ approach.
Children will ask to sit each test when they are confident and feel they are ready. Children need to practise their timestables as much as possible at home to prepare for the test. Apart from Topaz and Pearl Levels each test is to be timed.