In this activity, we will learn about long multiplication.
First of all, let's recap on how to do simple multiplication.
How would we find out the answer to 96 x 2?
We would start by doing 6 x 2 = 12
We put the 2 in the answer box in the ones column and carry the 1 forwards to the tens column.
Then we do 9 x 2 = 18. Don't forget to add the 1 that was carried from the ones column and we have 19.
Write 19 in the answer box and we have the full answer of 192
So 96 x 2 = 192
Now let's test ourselves further and try out some long multiplication:
e.g. Find the product of 96 and 32
Remember that find the product simply means multiply.
We get the answer by adding the red and blue rows together.
The answer is 3072.