# Multiply Numbers By Partitioning Them

In this worksheet, students will multiply two-digit numbers by splitting one of the numbers and adding the parts if necessary (the Distributive Law).

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication Problems

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will multiply numbers together.  It may help to split numbers into parts before multiplying.

Example

Work out the multiplication.

15 x 12 = __

Split 15 into 10 and 5

Work out 10 x 12 and 5 x 12 and add the answers.

10 x 12 = 120

5 x 12 =   60

120 + 60 = 180

How did you find that? We'll have plenty of practice in the following questions.

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