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Y4 Multiplication Tables Check

Statutory Multiplication Tables Check - Information Guide for Parents


Multiplication Tables Check: Information Video

About the Multiplication Tables Check

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a statutory Key Stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of Year 4 from the 2019/2020 academic year. The MTC is focused on the fluent recall of multiplication facts from the 2 to 12 times tables up to 12 x 12. There will be particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables as these are determined to be the most difficult.


How the Multiplication Tables Check will be Administered

The MTC will be delivered in school as an online, on-screen digital assessment and will take each pupil less than 5 minutes to complete. There will be a total of 25 questions, worth 1 mark each, and pupils will have 6 seconds to enter their answer to each multiplication recall question.


How You Can Support Your Child at Home

• When practising with your child, focus more on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables.


• When supporting your child, make it fun and exciting by having mini-competitions or playing games.


 • The Pixl Times Tables Application can be accessed on any internet-enabled devices (e.g. tablets, mobiles, laptops). The ‘Check’ area is great practise as it tests the children on 25 random questions with a maximum time of 6 seconds per question.


Useful Websites

  •   - Pupils can access different games and tests for all times tables. This website also has a replica of the MTC, which can be found on the menu.




  • Times Tables songs are available on YouTube or the BBC Super Movers songs which your child will have used in class.


How will the results be reported?

Pupils' individual results will be made available to schools, and the Department for Education will report national results. You will receive your child’s score from school once the data has been received.


 If you have any queries or would like support with any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.