How to organise
a World Multiplication Table Day event?
A step-by-step guide

WMTD Mini
Classroom WMTD

In a nutshell

In its mini version, the World Multiplication Table Day can be organised by a maths teacher in class. Pupils draw cards with tasks testing them on the multiplication table and solve them on their own (ready-made cards are available at our website after logging in). A pupil who correctly answers the five questions from his or her card is awarded a personal Multiplication Table Expert badge.

While the teacher is checking the cards, the pupils may be asked to solve mathematical and logical puzzles in groups. The most successful participants may additionally be rewarded with a grade.

A step-by-step guide

by 24 September 2017 Step 1 – Download and print the materials
25 to 28 September 2017
(Monday to Thursday)
Step 2 – Prepare the classroom ahead of the WMTD
Step 3 – Revise multiplication table in class
29 September 2017 (Friday)
Step 4 – Hold the WMTD in class
by 22 October 2017 Step 5 – Send a report to the organiser
from 25 November 2017 Step 6 – Download your Certificate of Merit

Step 1 – Download and print the materials

To teach a WMTD lesson, download and print out the following materials: :
  • Task cards (available in two versions – for viva voce and written examination)
  • A Multiplication Table Expert badge
  • Multiplication table puzzles
  • Download Script 1 – 2017 Classroom WMTD – written exam
  • Download Script 2 – 2017 Classroom WMTD – viva voce exam
To decorate the classroom, download and print out the following materials:
  • Poster for the event (available from 12 September)
  • Selected ‘Calculate Smart’ posters
  • Selected large posters with the multiplication table
  • Selected small posters with the multiplication table

Step 2 – Prepare the classroom ahead of the WMTD

  • Put up a WMTD poster and ‘Calculate Smart’ posters in your classroom
  • Put up small and large multiplication table posters

Step 3 – Revise multiplication table in class

Ideally, students should prepare for the WMTD for a whole week. We recommend puzzles available at www.wmtday.org to bring some more fun to your classes.

Step 4 – Hold the WMTD in class (29 September 2017)

It's for the teacher to decide whether to hold written or viva voce exams. For viva voce exams, the pupils should ideally be divided into teams of three or four. Each team chooses a captain, whose task is to help the teacher organise the exam. Each captain draws a set of exam problems for his or her team (one card for each team member).

Depending on the selected form of the exam, the teacher should prepare cards for either viva voce or written examination. Each card includes five problems. A pupil who gets all the five answers correctly is awarded a personal Multiplication Table Expert badge.

While the teacher is checking the exam cards, the pupils solve mathematical and logical puzzles prepared by the teacher.

Download Script 1 – Classroom WMTD – written exam
Download Script 2 – Classroom WMTD – viva voce exam

Step 5 – Send a report to the organiser

To receive a personalised certificate confirming that you co-organised an event as part of the WMTD, complete and send to us an event report form (available at www.wmtday.org from 29 September after logging in).

Step 6 – Download your Certificate of Merit

Organisers who submit their reports receive Certificates of Merit (available from 24 November after logging on to www.wmtday.org).