These tangram coloring pages are a fun way for kids to practice geometry and pre-writing skills. The pages are also designed to inspire kids to be creative.
The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. Manipulating the tans stimulates spatial awareness.
Being able to control the pencil is an important pre-writing development. The background of these worksheets has been created to develop those fine motor skills required to control the pencil in the path of motions needed for writing.
All art comes from a point of inspiration. The subject and a few tracing lines on the background are given to inspire your students. There is plenty of white space for them to personalize the worksheet by adding their own details and/or drawings.
Included are 15 puzzles. Each puzzle has 2 options:
Easy - The outlines of each puzzle piece are shown
Hard - The outline of the tangram shape is shown
Puzzle pieces (tans):
The puzzles are suitable for 4-inch tangrams sets (printer settings: 100%). You can use the provided printable puzzle pieces or buy a plastic or wooden tangram set. I have purchased my tangram set on www.enasco.com (4 sets: red, green, yellow, blue for $ 2,20)
Flip the parallelogram. The puzzles in this pack have been specifically selected for this assignment.
First students solve the puzzle, than they have to flip the parallelogram. Question: How many other tans do you need to slide, flip or turn to solve the puzzle again? A recording sheet is provided.
15 Tangram Puzzles included (paper size = letter):
Also available is a small free 'Try before you buy' pack:
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