Multiplication Times Table Check

Launched this year and free to all schools, this revision tool prepares learners for the mandatory Multiplication Times Table Check (MTC), which is now statutory for all primary schools in England. The IDL MTC enables pupils to practice and master their times tables in a fun and engaging way.

The IDL Multiplication Times Table Check (MTC) has been designed in line with the National Curriculum and was built with the same approach as our award-winning IDL Literacy and Numeracy programs such as:

  • Progress monitoring – Allows teachers to pinpoint specific times tables the pupil is struggling with to provide support where required.  In addition, incorrect answers are recorded to help identify problems such as digit recognition or wider SEN.
  • User-friendly – Designed with pupils in mind, the user-friendly interface allows pupils to practice their times tables independently.
  • Individually tailored learning – Encourages learners to be in control, working at their own pace and level of difficulty.
  • Available anywhere – Accessible on any device with an internet connection. 

IDL MTC Overview

The lessons quiz the pupil on the multiplication facts, increasing in difficulty as they progress. The later lessons contain a mixture of times tables, their order of appearance and require higher pass marks. At the end of each module, the learner undertakes a review to measure their knowledge.

The program allows the option for teachers to customise the questions. Teachers can set which multiplication tables the questions are drawn from as well as how long learners have to answer each of them. This mode is intended primarily as a tool to target specific areas of weakness in their learning or classroom activity.

 

The IDL MTC has three main features:

Lessons

A learner will work through four modules of 7 lessons each and a test. Each lesson will quiz them on the multiplication facts within that boundary, increasing in difficulty as they progress with mixed positions and order.

The levels at which each table appears are:

  • Level 1 – 1, 2, 5, 10
  • Level 2 – 3, 4, 11
  • Level 3 – 6, 7, 8
  • Level 4 – 9, 12

The later lessons in each module contain a mixture of times tables, their order of appearance and require higher pass marks.

At the end of each module, the learner undertakes a review to measure their knowledge. Whilst each lesson requires a certain pass mark, the review draws upon all multiplication tables in that module.

Practice Test MTC

This test is designed to closely match the MTC test a learner will actually take. Since the user interface has already been modelled on the real MTC to build their confidence, this part of the programme will prepare them for answering questions under similar conditions. A window of six seconds per question is allocated and the range will cover the entire 2-12 times table.

Practice Test Mode

The third feature of the programme consists of a MTC test model identical to the previous but containing a number of options to customise the questions. Teachers can set which multiplication tables the questions are drawn from as well as how long learners have to answer each of them. This mode is intended primarily as a tool to target specific areas of weakness in their learning or a classroom activity.

 

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