Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Find out more about setting a Multiplication Table Check (MTC) for your child and the options below:

 

 

 

 

What is the Multiplication Table Check (MTC)?

The Multiplication Table Check (MTC) allows you to test your student's fluency on their multiplication tables.

 

Each MTC activity set for your students will consist 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 student's account for 24 hours for them to complete.

 

Unlike the other activities on Sumdog the MTC questions will not be multiple choice and students 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, students 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 student's correct and incorrect answers from the MTC result section.

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How do I create a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)?

First log into your teacher account, then follow the guide below to create a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC):

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.   Screenshot_2020-03-17_at_12.27.15.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Set multiplication check’ box.

Step 3: On this page, you will be able to create the MTC for your selected class.

If your teacher account is assigned to multiple classes you will be able to select the class on the top left.

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Step 4: Click on 'SET CHECK' to create the MTC activity for your class.

Step 5: You should now see a message 'Multiplication check successfully created'.

You can now continue back on your teacher dashboard.

 

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Can I extend a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) once it is created?

Each Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) activity will be visible on the student's account for 24 hours. You will be able to extend visibility of the MTC activity for the class. If a student has already completed their MTC the extended MTC activity will not extend for them.

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.   Screenshot_2020-03-17_at_12.27.15.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Set multiplication check’ box.
Step 3: Click ‘VIEW RESULTS’.   image__2_.png 
Step 4: Click 'extend' next to the MTC you would like to extend.

Step 4: Select the time and date you would like to extend the MTC activity until.

Click 'Extend'.

 

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How can I 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):

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.   Screenshot_2020-03-17_at_12.27.15.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Set multiplication check’ box.
Step 3: Click ‘VIEW RESULTS’.   image__2_.png
Step 4: Click 'result' next to the MTC you would like to view.  

Step 5: On this page you will be able to see the results for each of the students in the class.

Use your mouse to hover over each question number to see the multiplication question.

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Step 6: Click ‘Done’ to return to your dashboard.

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How can I make sure my students work on the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) I created?

On your teacher account there is an option to restrict your class to a specific activity. Once you have logged into your teacher account:

Step 1: Click ‘Set work’.   Screenshot__416_1.png 
Step 2: Select ‘Live Controls’.
Step 3: Click ‘RESTRICT’ in the Focus Work box.

Step 4: To restrict your class to the MTC, tick the ‘Assessment’ option. 

You can select multiple activities.

Your class will be restricted to the selected activity or activities for one hour.

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Step 5: Click ‘Restrict’ to confirm.

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How can my students answer questions on the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)?

Once a student is logged into their account, they can participate in a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The set MTC activity should appear by default on their dashboard.

Students will also be able to select the MTC from their available activities as follows.

Step 1: Click ‘Task’.  Screenshot__334_1.png
Step 2: Select the Multiplication Tables from the activity selection.  Screenshot_2020-03-17_at_12.43.08.png 
Step 3: Click ‘Next’ to start.

Step 4: Students will have 6 seconds to key in the answer and click enter to each question.

To submit their answer they will need to click 'Enter' either using their keyboard, mouse or touchscreen.

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Step 5: At the end of the 25 questions students will be shown how many questions they answered correctly.   Screenshot_2020-03-17_at_12.46.23.png 
Step 6: Students can click 'Done' to return to their dashboard.

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Other common Multiplications Tables Check questions (MTC)

 

Can I choose which questions will be asked during the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)?

During the MTC your students will be asked a verity of questions fro the 2 to 12 multiplications tables You will currently not be able to choose which multiplication tables questions they will be asked. 

 

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

If your students can't see the MTC activity please ensure:

If they are using the Sumdog make sure that the app has been updated to the latest version. Here is how you can update the Sumdog app on the device.

 

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

Yes, our MTC testing tool has been created to match the DfE’s assessment framework. Students will be asked 25 multiplication questions from the 2 to 8 multiplication tables and emphasis has been placed on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables. Students will have 6 seconds to key in their answers.

 

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

Yes, we have worked closely with teachers all over the world to develop this tool and schools across Scotland and the US have been using it to consolidate and reinforce learning of the tables. The time limits encourage rapid recall and children are required to have real fluency. Some classes have set up whole-school competitions where children try and their best to beat the clock!

 

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