Online multiplication tests for 11 year olds

Nicky Morgan has announced that 11 year olds will be given an online test to check that they know their multiplication tables.

While I think it is essential that children know their times tables, I worry that this will result in more rote learning and testing rather than in a true understanding of mathematics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35216318

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