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