Multiplication tables check

Multiplication tables check


You can change the difficulty by using more time or no time limit at all per question.
After the test you can print the results.

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). The MTC’s purpose is to ensure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level. In the 2023/2024 academic year, the multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools.

The Multiplication Times Tables Check 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 to start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise you will learn all the questions and gain confidence. We suggest practising 10 to 15 minutes a day for optimal results.

A good start is first to make the five step plans for all the times tables to ensure you made all the questions and have good basic knowledge of the times tables. Then you make the MTC test sample on this page and see how you are doing and where to focus on. When you like to improve your speed or focus on a few times tables, you can use the speed test, diplomas, worksheets or play games like Blocky Multiplication and My Smart Horse to practise.

The year 4 Multiplication Tables Check trial run on this page will help one become more comfortable reading and answering on a screen. The Multiplication Tables Check trial results can be downloaded and printed at the end of the test.

For more information on the assessment framework check ‘this’ government website

Times tables games

Blocky Multiplication
Times Table Duck
Figo and Friends
My Smart Horse