Day 1: 23/9/2013-Tangram

What is a Tangram?

Tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to match particular designs.

What can children learn from Tangram?

Tangrams allow children to become familiar with geometric shapes as they learn  classification of the shapes, spatial rotation and the vocabulary required for  positioning the shapes. Children of all ages can enjoy tangrams if appropriate  tangram sets are chosen.

Today in class I learn how to make a rectangle using Tangram.

These are the rectangles I made:

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I find this video which teaches you how to make a rectangle using Tangram:

I also find a website which allow children to create different shapes using tangram online.

The link is as following: http://www.abcya.com/tangrams.htm

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