Multiplication Tables Challenge

We’ve introduced a new tool to help your class work on multiplication tables!

What is it?

The Multiplication Tables Challenge tool lets you focus your class on tables of your choosing. During the challenge, your students will be presented with multiple choice tables questions while playing their favourite Sumdog games.

It only takes a couple of clicks to set, and we’ll do all the marking for you!


What is it for?

The Multiplication Tables Challenges will help your students build fluency by focusing their practice on tables questions.

We’ve designed this to complement your existing tables teaching, and to give your students another way to work on their tables in an environment that they will find fun and engaging.

You can use challenges for:

  • Classroom warm-up
  • Rotations
  • Revision
  • Consolidating the tables you have just taught
  • Homework
  • Fighting summer learning loss
  • And much more!

Can everyone use them?

Yes! We know how important the tables are as a mathematical foundation, so this new tool is free to all teachers, even if you don’t have a subscription.

How do I set a challenge?

Step 1: Log in to your dashboard, click ‘Set work’ and choose ‘Multiplication tables’. step1.png
Step 2: Find the challenges tool on the left side.  image_1.png
Step 3: Choose the tables you want your class to focus on. step3.png

Step 4: Choose the number of correct answers you want your students to aim for.

You can choose as few as 5 or as many as 500.

When students reach the target they will be rewarded with bonus coins.


Step 5: Choose when you want the challenge to be available to your class.

They will be able to participate in the challenge at any time during this period.


Step 6: You can set these as class or homework, or set them for over the summer break.

There are no limits, set as many as you like!

Step 7: Click ‘Set challenge’. step7.png
Your challenge is now set! It will be available to students from the start time. step8.png


How do my students participate?


Once the challenge is live, students will be presented with the challenge. They can also select the challenge by clicking the Tasks box on their dashboard and choosing ‘Multiplication tables challenge’.


How do I see results?

Step 1: You can use the chart to see which tables your student has mastered or if they are in need of more practice. 



Step 2: Once the challenge has begun, you can see the results in real-time by clicking ‘View details’ next to the most recent challenge.

You can also click on 'View all challenges' to see the past challenges set.

Step 3: Choose the challenge. step10.png
Step 4: Click ‘Show results’ at the bottom. step11.png
Step 3: You can see participation, questions answered and accuracy. step12.png


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