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Tangram Puzzle -

The ancient Chinese art of tangram puzzles is a popular mathematical problem solving activity, finely tuned to bring out the best in pupils.


The tangram puzzle consists of 7 geometric pieces which are normally boxed in the shape of a square. The pieces, called 'tans', are used to create different patterns including animals, people, numbers, geometric shapes and many more.


For example, the tangram animals group calls for the tans to be arranged into the silhouettes of cats, rabbits, birds . . .

  • Geometrical shapes

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • Letters, Numbers & Signs

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • People

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • Animals

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • Usual objects

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • Boats

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


  • Miscellaneous

   Tangram difficulty levels:     Easy     Medium     Hard     Expert


The tangram could almost be described as a reverse jigsaw puzzle, as the student begins with a complete set of pieces assembled together in a flat organisation. The idea is to them dissemble the pieces and rearrange them in such a way as to create the desired image.

Ideal as a means of testing psychological and creative temperaments, tangram patterns can hold a wealth of opportunities for original and practical learning.

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Nat (Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:58)

    My son loves tan grams

  • #2

    Valeria torteya (Sunday, 13 September 2015 17:41)

    Me and my family are loving tangrams so so so much❤️❤️

  • #3

    Valeria torteya (Sunday, 13 September 2015 17:44)

    We are loving these tangrams tell me how you figure these tangrams are the best i can't get them out of my head❤️❤️

  • #4

    Valeria torteya (Sunday, 13 September 2015 17:50)

    Ok please tell me your secret these tangrams are awesome. Wow you just have to have a secret ❤️❤️

  • #5

    Kazi Rafi (Wednesday, 02 December 2015 21:28)

    I love tangrams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #6

    M Lascelles (Friday, 14 July 2017 14:14)

    There don't appear to be many tangrams at above easy level. There are very few medium ones and no hard or expert ones at all. Why bother having those categories?