Will Your School Be Top?

In the Multiplication Tables Check, how will your school do compared to other schools? Many schools have assessed their pupils during the trial period and submitted their results for comparison. Now you can see where your school is likely to come in the test. To find out, test your pupils and for each obtain their…

Tables Check Increases Workload

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) union surveyed members who had taken part in the MTC pilot in the summer term. The test is due to become statutory for all year 4 pupils this academic year. The survey showed that administering the MTC increased workload, whilst not telling teachers anything new.

NAHT Comments on Times Tables Check

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “As the DfE itself recognises, schools already teach and regularly assess children’s times tables ability. Having a strong grasp of times tables is clearly an important part of mathematical understanding and you would be hard pushed to find a school where times tables are not…

Create Multiplication Flowers

Each flower has a circle center and a double row of 12 petals. Pupils follow these steps to create the multiplication flowers: Write the primary factor in the circle. So if you are working on the 3s table, write 3 in the center. On the smaller, inner petal, write the secondary factors (each number from…

Multiplication Table Limits in the MTC

In the Multiplication Test Check, some of the multiplication tables will be used more frequently than others. The DfE defines how much each multiplication table can be used in the grid shown above. When constructing tests the first number in the question will denote the multiplication table the question is part of, for example, 4 × 12…

Times Table Origami

Make learning times tables a fun activity with origami chatter boxes. They are also called fortune tellers. This video shows a blank version being folded. This video shows a printed version being folded. Download similar completed template files below. They are all pdf documents which you can fold to make the chatter boxes. If you…

Times Tables Workbook for Students

  Pupils are all different and some learn their tables faster than others. If you have a large class to manage there is more than enough for you to do. You probably have lots of times table worksheets. If you run out of tasks, or if you need something for homework, here is a student…