May 6

Tangrams

A  tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to create designs.

Legend has it that long ago in China there lived a man named Tan.  He dropped a beautiful ceramic tile, his most prized possession, and it broke into seven geometric pieces.  He spent the rest of his life trying to put it back together.

The first challenge was to take a set of tans and make a square.  I was impressed with the children’s perseverance.  Congratulations to Peyton for being the first one to make the square.  It is harder than it looks!


Posted May 6, 2014 by pbright2 in category Math, Social Studies

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