LHS = a2 + 2a + 1
RHS = (a+1)(a+1), which can be rewritten as (a+1)2
Part 2:View the following animation to understand learn how the rectangular pieces are assembled.
Did you notice there is a systematic way of organising the rectangular piecs?
Look at all THREE examples
Generate your own polynomials to factorise using the manipulatives
Update your diagrams and answers in the worksheet.
Select "Tiles (Natural #)" to generate 3 polynomials