Multiplication Tables Check: Statutory Requirements & Practical Approaches

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From June 2020, it will be mandatory for all primary schools to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. The main purpose is to establish whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently and help schools identify where further help may be required.

Mastering times tables is a vital skill that all children must learn before they enter secondary school. However, teaching times tables well and robustly, as well as trying to make it fun and engaging at the same time, is challenge that resonates well with many schools.

This National College webinar will provide primary school headteachers, school leaders and maths leads with a framework and rationale for the development of children’s learning of multiplication facts and their confident use of times tables in the longer term.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how a broader approach to teaching times tables can maximise children’s recall ability

  • Recognising ‘maths anxiety’ and the pitfalls of over concentrating on timed tests

  • Exploring how multiplication facts can taught conceptually as well as procedurally

  • Practical strategies around longer planning for the tables check from Key Stage 1

  • Identifying research and materials which can aid different methods of teaching times tables

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Mark Avis

Mathematics specialist who has led on several new, innovative approaches to teaching mathematics.
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Multiplication Check

A thorough, informed and well-research webinar that highlighted practical ideas and concepts to implement back in the classroom.
Clare Stanley - Maple Primary School

Informative guide on how to develop conceptual and procedural fluency across the whole school.

Easy to listen to guide with real tried and tested games to support.
Caroline Tomlinson, Deputy Head teacher - Hanwell Fields Community School

An extremely useful and informative webinar!

Some really useful ideas for resources which will help children to develop their conceptual understanding to work alongside procedural approaches. The balance between these is critical for effective pedagogy in mathematics.
Karen Hughes - Crab Lane Primary School

Well delivered, good ideas

Easy to listen to, good ideas to engage pupils.
Christina Macdiarmid - Hall Green Primary School

Fun and great conceptual and procedural ideas

Lots of ides to make conceptual and procedural understanding be fun and draw on each other so children develop recall and understanding
Genna Chapman - Furzeham Primary and Nursery School

Clear and to the point.

Great use of visuals during explanations and brilliant to know the resources are freely available.
Bev Gilbert - Brading CE Primary School

Maths for all

thank you
Simon Walker - Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form

Brilliant knowledge and research.

Loved the conceptual games ideas. Reinforced the importance of the understanding of times tables.thorough
Denise Jones - Charlestown Community Primary School

Leanne Parsons - Parkway Primary School

Multiplication Webinar

Good tips for teaching x tables effectively
Veronica DEARDEN - Pike Fold Community Primary School

Table talk

Such a helpful and insightful webinar, so many examples of how to help teach times tables and the reasons behind the learning
Cath Fellows - The Forest High School

Times tables

Excellent insight into practical activities to support children with learning and understanding multiplication
Carol Dean, Support staff - Harlowbury Primary School

Great practical examples

This webinar provides great practical examples to teach timetable in a conceptual way.
Ana Lia Da Silva Ferreira, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Time stable and games

Found this very useful especially using this with my SEN students
Kalwant Rathore, teaching assistant - Roundhay School


I absolutely loved this. Really informative and absolutely excellent. Thank you for sharing the resources too. Saved me a lot of time.
Joanne Carter, Teacher - Moorside High School ST9 0HP

Really Informative

Great seminar. Introduced to lots of different, interesting games to play with the children. The information as well about what timestables are the most frequesnt was excellent.
Adam Burgess - Caddington Village School

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