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Use distribution to find the product of 16 and 122 without a calculator or "long" multiplication.  Then, sketch a solution on paper using the algebra tile method.

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Answer:  1,952

 

Strategy: Break it up

16(122) = 16 (100 + 20 + 2)

              = 1,600 + 320 + 32

              =  1,600 + 352

              =  1,952

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