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On this page you will find some information about the MTC (multiplication Tables Check) and the latest documentation plus some activities and ideas to use with your class.


Multiplication Tables Check

“Every pupil will be expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the time they reach the end of primary school, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced today (3 January 2016).


Under the new measure, all children will have their multiplication skills checked at the age of 11 as part of the government’s commitment to giving every child an excellent education.”


From June 2020 the MTC (Multiplication Tables Check) will become statutory in the UK.


The MTC is a key stage 2 (KS2) assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4. The MTC is

focused on the fluent recall of multiplication facts. This is included in the national curriculum (2014)

statutory programme of study for mathematics at key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2.


The MTC will be delivered as an online, on-screen digital assessment. Under standard administration,

the check will take each pupil less than 5 minutes to complete. It will be automatically scored, and

results will be available to schools once the assessment window closes.


Here is a link to the latest KS 2 ARA (Assessment and Reporting Arrangements) for 2020.

Click here


Laws of mathematics and terminology


Multiplication and division triangles


These have been updated with a single sheet per table.


Here are some instructions on how to use them.

Multiplication and division fact cards

Multiplication square

Milk bottle top multiplication

Click here for a pdf of the bottle top instructions

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