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Multiplication Tables Check

Multiplication Tables Check

What is the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) ?

The Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), is an annual check to see if Year 4 pupils in England and Wales have a good level of times tables knowledge. Under the current National Curriculum, children are expected to know their times tables by the end of Year 4. The purpose of the check is to determine whether Year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables and to help schools to identify pupils who require additional support. There is no pass rate or threshold. The DfE will create a report on overall results across all schools in England to measure improvements.

To find out more information about the Multiplication Tables Check please follow the link below:

Multiplication tables check: information for parents - GOV.UK (

How can I help my child?

Times tables are learnt best when learnt regularly and in short bursts. At Bunny, we use a variety of different activities in class to help practice and learn multiplication and division tables and children complete a quick quiz each week to see how they are getting on. You can support your child by counting up and down in multiples, add actions to help them remember and using rhymes such as 'Doctor, doctor I need the loo! 7x6 is 42' for the more tricky calculations that just don't stick in. Quick fire questions are also helpful, so that children can practice quick recall. 


There are a number of educational games available that can support you child with learning thier times tables in a fun way. The children's current favourite is a game called Crew in Stew, which they all want to play! It makes practicing times tables fun and interactive and would make a great stocking filler!


Some useful websites for practising times tables are included below:

Hit the button!  Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions.

Multiplication Tables Check - Maths Frame! This activity exactly mirrors the 'Multiplication Tables Check' that will be given to children at the end of Year 4. The questions are generated randomly using the same rules as the 'Multiplication Tables Check'.