The expectation for children in Year 4 is that they are fluent in their times tables up to 12 x 12 with rapid recall (within 6 seconds).
In the summer term of Year 4, children are required to sit the National Multiplication Tables Check. We will be completing practise checks to familarise the children in school, however, at home they can do this via Times Table Rockstars. in garage mode. Garage Mode is clever and adjusts the questions your child is asked, ensuring they are always working on the facts they need to improve. Other ways you can help your child learn their times tables is by singing times tables song, chanting the old-fashioned way forward and backwards increasing in speed, plenty of praise and encouragement as well as writing their tables out.
The Multiplication Tables Check is completed on a computer, so children need to be familiar with entering their answers using a keyboard.
If so, your child will be participating in the multiplication tables check in June.
The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify if your child may need additional support.
It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.