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 would be considered part of the 4 multiplication table. The maximum and minimum numbers will be applied to the first number in the multiplication. However, the secondary number will also be monitored to ensure instances of each number are within +/-1 of the minimum and maximum parameters
Whether in practice this will make much difference in how you prepare for the test I can’t say.
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