The Olympic testing scheme has been superseded by a new scheme developed on Maths Shed. Every child has been allocated an assignment on Maths Shed based on their current Olympic status - these will now form the basis for their weekly tests.
- Each assignment/test lasts one minute.
- The children have two attempts every Wednesday.
- The "hard" option only must be selected.
- The following scores need to be achieved to pass each test: Finalist 6, Bronze 8, Silver 10, Gold 10, Championship 15, Olympic 20, Olympic Expert 20
- One error is allowable to pass the assignment. e.g. 10/11 on Gold is acceptable; 10/12 is not.
- Each assignment must be completed 4 times in order to move onto the next one.
The principles behind this system are explained in the document below. In order to practise these facts, children complete the 21 Number Facts chart every day at school. This chart is available to print as a PDF from this class page so children can practise at home, preferably on a daily basis. It is not a “race” to finish it as quickly as possible. Children should be encouraged to “say in their heads” every number fact they are completing so that this learning is embedded. For instance, “seven times eight equals fifty six”, rather than simply writing an answer.
This short clip from Komodo Maths clearly explains the theories behind it all.
Try their 38 Times Table Challenge here
By the end of Year 4, the expectation is that most children should be on Championship (i.e. they have completed Gold twice).
The test paper will change weekly as it is randomly generated. We will be testing the children weekly using the following site: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm
Children will have 4 minutes to complete the test and will need to complete each level twice to move on.
Please select the following options for the times tables to test:
(a) Both options (times by and divide by) for type of questions to test.
(b) Number of questions to choose for each test in brackets.
Finalist (24): 2, 5, 10 times tables
Bronze (30): 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 times tables
Silver (30): 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables
Gold (36): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 times tables
Championship (60): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 times tables
Olympic (95): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 times tables