A tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle with 7 specific pieces that fit perfectly together to form a square. I’ve found that tangrams are excellent for exploring and reinforcing polygon concepts. This free packet includes several tangram patterns and challenge activities that can be used when introducing and discussing polygons and their attributes. The activities work well in a whole group session, small guided math groups, or math centers.
If your students enjoy this activity, you might also find these teaching resources to be helpful:
Geometry: Exploring the Basics
Math Stations for Middle Grades
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