This activity is an easy one for students to complete on their own and can accompany a unit on Chinese history or on tangrams in geometry.
Students are asked to read an article provided by the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Oregon about the origins and spread of tangrams.
Questions accompany the article.
Students must then create their own tangram image using shapes they cut out themselves. The pieces must be glued down, and students are required to draw a scene around these pieces.
Students are then called to write a story about their image.