Tangram

Do you use Tangram games in the classroom? 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 (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.

This game practices spatial awareness, geometric concepts, problem solving, shapes and mathematical concepts like symmetry and congruency.

I created 3 different Tangram sets which you can use in the classroom or at home:

60 Tangram puzzles

This big package contains 60 different tangram puzzles to be recreated by the students. Each page has 2 boxes, in it are both the puzzle (in black) and the solution (in color).

There are 60 tangram puzzles in this package, a mix of figures, animals and objects. There are several different sized tangram templates included in this download. Print them, optionally have the students color the shapes, and let the children get to work!

36 Tangram puzzles

This smaller package contains 36 different tangram puzzles to be recreated by the students. Again, each page has 2 boxes, in it are both the puzzle (in black) and the solution (in color).

There are 36 tangram puzzles in this package, a mix of figures, animals and objects. There are several different sized tangram templates included in this download. Print them, optionally have the students color the shapes, and let the children get to work!

Tangram: 40 examples

This set contains 40 different color photos of tangram puzzles to be recreated by the students.

There are 36 tangram puzzles in this package, a mix of figures, animals and objects. There are several different sized tangram templates included in this download. Print them, optionally have the students color the shapes, and let the children get to work!

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