Like building blocks, tangrams can teach kids (and adults) about spatial relationships. They may help kids learn geometric terms, get creative, and develop stronger problem solving abilities. They might even help children perform better on tests of basic arithmetic.
And it’s very fun to play!
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Invented in China approximately 200 years ago, a tangram is a two-dimensional re-arrangement puzzle created by cutting a square into seven pieces — seven geometric shapes called “tans”.
What are the seven shapes in a tangram? Each tangram puzzle contains the following:
- 2 large right triangles
- 1 medium-sized right triangle
- 2 small right triangles
- 1 small square
- 1 parallelogram
Arranged correctly, these tangram shapes can be fitted together as a large square, rectangle, or triangle. They can also be arranged in a variety of complex shapes, including fanciful ones (like the rabbit illustrated here).
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 1 cm|
Set of 3, Set of 5