Guide to ‘Multiplication tables check’

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How to use Multiplication tables check (MTC)

The Multiplication tables check (MTC) allows you to test your pupil’s fluency on their multiplication tables and practice for the MTC given to Year 4 students in England.

Each MTC activity consists of 25 multiplication tables questions from the 2 to 8 multiplication tables. Emphasis has been placed on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables. The MTC activity will be visible on the pupil’s account for 24 hours for them to complete.

Unlike the other activities on Sumdog the MTC questions will not be multiple choice and pupils will need to key in their answers within 6 seconds. They can use either their keyboard, mouse or touchscreen to key in their answers.

At the end of each MTC activity, pupils will not be shown their correction but will be able to see how many questions they answered correctly.

On your teacher account, you will be able to see your pupil’s correct and incorrect answers from the MTC result section.

How to create a Multiplication tables check (MTC)

These instructions explain how to set a MTC for your pupils.

Click ‘Set Work’

How to view the results from the Multiplications tables check (MTC)

Once you have logged into your teacher account you will be able to view the results for a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC):

Click ‘Set Work’

How to extend a Multiplication tables check (MTC)

Each Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) activity will be visible on the pupil’s account for 24 hours, but you can extend visibility of the MTC activity for the class. If a pupil has already completed their MTC, the MTC activity will not extend for them.

These instructions explain how to extend the visibility of a MTC to your pupils.

Click ‘Set Work’

How to restrict your pupils to work on the Multiplication tables check (MTC)

These instructions explain how to restrict your pupils to work on the MTC you have created.

Click ‘Set work’

How to answer questions on the Multiplication tables check (MTC) as a pupil

Once a pupil is logged into their account the MTC activity should appear by default on their dashboard.

These instructions explain how pupils can select the MTC from their available activities if it does not appear on their dashboard.

Click ‘Tasks’

Frequently asked questions - Multiplication tables check

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Does Sumdog's Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) match the DfE specifications?

I’m not based in England, is the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) still helpful for me?

Can I choose which questions will be asked during the Multiplication tables check (MTC)?

My pupils can't see the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) I created.

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