The Importance of Times Tables Knowledge
Knowing times tables facts is crucially important to your child’s progression in their mathematics education.
It is worth explaining what we mean by ‘knowing’ times tables. A child who knows their times tables will be able to recall any of the multiples of a times table out of order within 3 seconds, as well as knowing the corresponding division facts i.e. 4 x 6 = 24 as well as 24 ÷ 6 = 4. Learning multiplication facts and tables are most effective when there is collaboration with school, parents and children. In school we regularly spend time learning times tables, but a child will be much more successful if they practise outside school independently and alongside parents.
Year 4 Multiplication tables check
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables.
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 and Key Stage 2. The national curriculum states, ‘By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work’.
The MTC will be delivered as an online, on-screen digital assessment and will take each pupil less than 5 minutes to complete.
Please see the parent's guide below for more information and the links to games and other activities to support your child's preparation for the test. https://blog.oxfordowl.co.uk/what-is-the-year-4-multiplication-tables-check/
Games and activities to help prepare for the multiplication tables check:
Times table activities and learning theories