Help your pupils succeed with the IDL Multiplication Tables Check

10/09/2021

Impress Ofsted and prepare for the June test with our new programme - free to all schools!

Our brand-new revision tool helps to prepare learners for the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), which is now statutory for all primary schools in the UK. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Year 4 pupils can recall their times tables fluently, and to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

The IDL Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) has been designed in line with the National Curriculum and was built with the same approach as our IDL Literacy and IDL Numeracy programmes. Benefits of our programmes include:

  • Progress monitoring - view learner progress with each times table at a glance
  • Simple to use - clear interface with audio and visual instructions which mirrors the Government test
  • Independent learning - encourages learners to be in control, working at their own pace and level of difficulty
  • Available anywhere - the IDL MTC is a cloud-based programme which can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection

The IDL MTC has three main features:

  1. Lessons
    A learner will work through four modules of 7 lessons 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.

  2. Practice 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.

  3. Practice 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 can be used as a tool to target specific areas of weakness or as a whole classroom activity.

    The IDL Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) has been designed in line with the National Curriculum and was built with the same approach as our IDL Literacy and IDL Numeracy programmes. Benefits of our programmes include:
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Author: IDLS Group