Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
The Government announced in 2016 that children in year 4 would participate in a multiplication check or MTC for short. This is in order to ensure that all children learn and can use times tables by the time they leave the primary school. 2022 is the first year that the MTC is statutory, meaning all state schools will have to administer it. It is timetabled to take place in June. We will advise parents of the exact dates nearer the time.
Children have been learning times tables since year 2, when they learnt to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables. In year 3 they continued this with the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables and in year 4 they are expected to know all of the times table facts up to 12 x 12 by the time they take the MTC.
Children have access to TT Rockstars at home and are expected to practise their times tables as homework. In school the children will use government guided materials to prepare them nearer the time.
The check is an online test that takes about 5 minutes for most children to complete.
For more information on the MTC please read the information below.