Paradox: Math, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!

Paradox: Math, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!
Paradox: Math, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!
Paradox: Math, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!
Paradox: Math, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!
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How can you create two similar, yet clearly different, shapes, using the exact same 7 tangram pieces?

In each of these 6 different tangram paradoxes, both shapes can be made using the same 7 pieces, even though it will seem like it is not possible!

Challenge your students to use geometry, logical thinking, spatial sense and problem-solving skills to not just how to create each shape in each paradox set, but to explain how each set is even possible!

This download includes a complete problem-solving journey to get your students thinking, including 3 unique, engaging, problem-solving tasks; the Warm-up, the Problem, and its Exstemsion.

Created by teachers, with teachers and parents in mind, each task is built to challenge students to use their prior knowledge, and think creatively as they strive to solve the context-driven problems.

This download includes the following additional teaching tools:

•Thinking skills (what kind of thinking are kids building here?)

•Problem/Solution

•Exstemsion/Solution

•Supporting Questions (ideas for the questions you might as a student when they are stuck, place where they are most likely to get stuck!)

•Big Ideas (what are the math ideas built through this problem?)


No PREP required! Each challenge is ready to PRINT, and comes with an easy to use, 100% complete, and detailed solution!


Math Category: Geometry, logical thinking, and spatial sense


Perfect for grades 6+

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44 pages
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