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What is the Multiplication Check?

The check is a series of quick fire times table questions to test knowledge of multiplication tables between 2 and 12. There’ll be an emphasis on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 tables because these are considered to be the most difficult.

Who is it for?

Year 4 children

What happens?

Each pupil has to answer 25 questions. They will access the questions online using an iPad or PC.

They will have 6 seconds to answer each question. An on-screen timer will count down the time available for each question. There’ll be multiple versions of the test. The version each pupil gets is selected at random.

When will the children do it?

The children will have a  3-week check window in June to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.

What can I do to help prepare my child?

All children have preferred ways to learn – just like we do as adults! Your child may like to write out times tables over and over again, or practice questions, or they may learn best by singing, dancing or playing a board game. At Holy Cross, we encourage our children to use Times Tables Rock Stars. All children have their own account.