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Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

What is the Multiplication Tables Check

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June) from the 2019 / 2020 academic year onwards. The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level.


The MTC is an online test where the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question, you have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3-second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly based on the rules of the MTC.


How to Prepare

A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine of practising the times tables. With regular practice you will learn all the questions and gain confidence. We suggest practising 10 to 15 minutes a day for the best results. Times Table Rockstars is a fantastic resource to use at home. It is a free app that you can download on all electronic devices.


For further information, please read the attached document below. 

Multiplication Tables Check - 2022 Information for parents