Tangrams, those seven simple geometric pieces, are a manipulative that can support diverse topics with students at all levels. This dissection puzzle can offer many challenges to students. The seven tans can be manipulated into various shapes, pictures, letters, etc. Tangram shapes and puzzles support the development of various geometric topics while building spatial reasoning and problem solving. Fractions are a natural fit with tangrams as is area and linear measurement.
This 31 page packet includes:
literacy connections and ideas for creating tangrams as well as discussion prompts to use as students are creating a tangram;
Ideas for investigating shapes and discussion prompts to use as students are investigating shapes;
Ideas for using tangrams to study fractions and discussion prompts to use as students are working with fractions and tangrams;
art activity suggestions and resources; and
several extensions with resources.
Blackline masters and sets of task cards are also included. Activities and ideas for all grade levels and for various levels to support differentiation.
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