Know your times tables? Take our test as government plans exams for 11-year-olds

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Children in England are set to be tested on their times tables by the age of 11 under new government plans.

The tests are set to be carried out in 80 primary schools this summer, before being rolled out across the country in 2017.

It will be part of an on-screen check, with pupils to take the test before leaving primary school and expected to know their tables in 12x12.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said maths was a vital part of a good education.

He said: "As part of our commitment to extend opportunity and deliver educational excellence everywhere, we are introducing a new check to ensure that all pupils know their times tables by age 11.

"They will help teachers recognise those pupils at risk of falling behind and allow us to target those areas where children aren't being given a fair shot to succeed."

How would you fare in such a test, though? Answer the questions below - if you're brave enough...

1. 8x7

2. 4x9

3. 3x8

4. 6x7

5. 11x5

6. 5x8

7. 9x8

8. 6x9

9. 12x8

10. 12x12

No cheating...Below are the answers. Let us know how you got on!

1. 56

2. 36

3. 24

4. 42

5. 55

6. 40

7. 72

8. 54

9. 96

10. 144