Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) Free Resource

Our Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) Resource mimics the MTC Assessment that will be used from 2020.

Covering the times tables 1-12, and presenting questions in the same way as the test, your students can be confident that their score using this resource will mirror their score on the MTC Assessment. There is a full and detailed teacher portal so that scores and results can be tracked.

What do we mean free?

We mean no charge, no obligations and free unlimited access.

We set it up for a year. There are no invoices unless someone explicitly orders a resource.

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Why an App?

By providing an app in to which students can log, teachers  can record and track progress via the teacher portal.

As the apps are pre-installed there is no need for modern powerful devices or high speed internet connections.

Student tracking

What is the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)?

The Key Stage 2 multiplication tables check (MTC) assessment framework has been published (here)! We’ve worked our way through the document and now know what the check is going to be like.

So the MTC will be an online check in a three week period June each year for pupils in year 4. Schools can decide when their pupils will sit the check. The school can also decide on what device type – tablet or computer (no paper option).

The MTC will be different for each and every child as the test features a set of 25 generated times tables questions.

Pupils will have 6 seconds to read the question, understand it, and enter a response. They will then receive a 3 second pause before the next question is shown.

So with 9 seconds for each question and 25 questions, the test will take 225 seconds or 3 minutes 45 seconds. (A bit of maths for me to do there.)

Questions will be made up from the 2-12 multiplication tables. The table shown here gives the maximum and minimum number of questions that will be presented to the pupils.

MTC Key Stage 2 multiplication tables check

Please remember that these checks will only become compulsory from June 2020. So that means your current year 3 students will be expected to undertake the check.

Schools are free to volunteer in 2019 and the check will be available between 10-28 June. Any school that wants to be part of the check in 2019 needs to have their pupil registration data correct on NCA tools on 1st April 2019.

The results will not form part of the league tables but Ofsted will have access and they will more than likely come up during an Ofsted inspection in a similar way to phonics checks.


When does the MTC start?

Schools can choose to be part of a voluntary check in the 2018/19 academic year. Subject to the approval from Parliament, the check will be statutory for year 4 pupils in maintained schools, special schools and academies (including free schools) in England in a three week window in June 2020.

What will be tested?

Questions will be based on the 2 to 12 multiplication tables.

There is a focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables.

There will be no division.

Who will take it? 

All eligible year 4 pupils who are registered at maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England will be required to take the check.

What is the expected level? 

The guidance is clear that there is no expected pass rate or threshold. This means that, unlike the KS1 Phonics Screening check, children will not be expected to re-sit if they do not meet a set threshold in the MTC.

Results will NOT be Published.

The results of the MTC will not be published in the school performance tables.

How do I help my students?

We of course suggest using Times Tables with Emile. A 20 minutes session a week throughout year 4 will deliver excellent results as well as engage students in what can be a frustrating subject for those that struggle.