This is a wonderful follow-up activity to the “Tangram Math” lessons offered on my TeachersPayTeachers store. However, it can also be used as an engaging stand-alone exploration. Students will learn the properties and vocabulary of polygons as well as integrate the learning of fraction, decimal, and percent equivalencies. As they work, they will incorporate algebraic reasoning and discourse in a seamless process.
There are three activities that use the super tangram, and you and your students may think of even more applications. They are
a) assigning values with part/whole representations (fraction, decimal, percent)
b) finding areas and/or perimeters of polygons
c) writing algebraic equations
Vocabulary: acute, area, congruent, equilateral, flip, isosceles, obtuse, parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, right angle, rotate, scalene, similar, square, trapezoid, triangle