Playing with tangrams is a great way to learn about polygons, explore mathematical concepts like transformations (translations, reflections, rotations) or symmetry and practice spatial awareness, problem solving skills and fine motor skills. The objective of the game is to recreate the tangram shapes next to the puzzle cards using all 7 puzzle pieces (1 square, 1 parallelogram, 2 small triangles, 1 medium triangle and 2 large triangles).
For this unique ‘Classic Collection’ I have selected the most clear and recognizable tangram shapes from my huge private collection. It has become a nice mix of ancient shapes and modern shapes. I am sure your kids will love them!
This pack contains 70 different hand drawn tangrams shapes in 2 styles (silhouette & mosaic) and puzzle pieces. Also included are some extra’s: a smiley chart, a level chart and editable certificates. So this pack is not just unique for its selection of shapes, it is also is unique for its extras.
Included are 3 PDF-files with puzzle cards: Mosaic (grades K-2), Silhouette (grades 3 and up) and Mosaic & Silhouette (grades K and up). Each puzzle card is labeled with a name and number. You can use the ‘silhouette cards’ and the ‘mosaic cards’ separately or you can glue them back to back. Print the puzzle cards onto white paper or cardstock and cut them apart. You can laminate the cards for durability.
Read the instructions on each page to see how to use the different types of puzzle pieces. Included are 5 pages with individual puzzle pieces, 1 page with 3 tangram sets, and more.
After finishing a game, the kids can color a smiley on their chart. (grades K, 1 & 2 )
Each silhouette has a level indicator to assist in choosing the most appropriate puzzle cards, if needed.
After finishing the game, the kids can circle the matching shape on their chart. (grades 3 and up)
After finishing the project, the kids receive a ‘Math Achievement Award’. Give each kid a strip with 7 puzzle pieces to cut out and paste into the box on the certificate.
Please feel free to download the preview to see what’s included and read the full instructions!
Also available in this series:
Classic Collection 1 - Math Mats
If your kids find it hard to recreate the tangram shapes next to the puzzle cards, you might consider purchasing the complementary pack of math mats from the same collection. The provided 4 inch puzzle pieces will fit perfectly.
Also available in this series are 2 free 'Try before you buy' packs:
Classic Collection - Puzzle Cards
Classic Collection - Math Mats
Soon available in this series:
Classic Collection 2
Classic Collection 3
Classic Collection 4
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