A Tangram puzzle focuses on the objective to rearrange the seven separate pieces into a complete image of various shapes (in outline or silhouette only).
Coming from China (read its brief history), this logic game brings the mathematical thought of Asia and incorporates it with bright colours and charming figures.
The classic rules are simple : all tangram pieces (or tans) must be used, they must lay flat, all must touch and none may overlap.
Tangrams shapes are geometric. A complete set is formed from seven polygonal flat pieces.
In a Tangram puzzle set there are :
The seven individual tangram pieces are called tans.
Tangram puzzles are thought to have originated in China in the Tang Dynasty of the Middle Ages, although some claim that they are over 4000 years old. This rich history of applied gaming found its way to Europe in the early 19th Century.
Finding popularity with those eager to exercise their brain power in an original way, the puzzles took their place as a prestigiously educational form of entertainment.
When teaching children about geometry, tangrams are often used because they are fun and effective teaching aids.
So let's explore a whole world of geometry in the very old dissection puzzle called the Tangram.
www.tangram-channel.com provides fun videos which allow two (or more) players to compete against each other with their tangrams.
Solo mode :
Take your tangram pieces, launch the video and try to solve the puzzle before the timer runs out.
Your students will absolutely love using these tangram shapes to solve puzzles.
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hanon-online (Thursday, 27 March 2014 17:29)
These Tangram worksheets are exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you so much.
RAKSHITHA (Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:04)
It was nice knowing about tangrams
firestar28 (Saturday, 10 June 2017 08:07)
now i know all about tangrams!!!!
Beck (Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:56)
Tangrams are cool..
Frances Crowley (Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:14)
I have learnt about so many new tangram resources today ,thanks .
Michael (Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:29)
I like tangrames
Joesey (Thursday, 13 June 2019 19:13)
Cool! Now I know more information about tangrams! :)
Carmel Brown (Tuesday, 09 July 2019 21:27)
Lots of info on Tangrams here. Many great ideas for using them.
My Thematic Playing Cards (Sunday, 06 October 2019 11:01)
EVERY WEEK A NEW DECK OF CARDS FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO PLAY WITH!
James (Tuesday, 19 May 2020 16:39)
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layla (Friday, 04 June 2021 20:20)
Hilda Vargas C. (Saturday, 04 September 2021 09:00)
very nice the way of your presentation, i'm trying to catch the most easy to recognize for mi kid of 4 years old, we present today this game and he was fascinated, so thank you so much for your printables sheets. great game, bye bye from Lima Peru
igre (Wednesday, 08 March 2023 16:27)
Online tangram https://igre.games/tangram/