Create Your Own Tangram

Create Your Own Tangram

Tangrams are one of the most popular puzzles in the world. Traditionally, the puzzles are seven pieces each. It includes five triangles (two small triangles, one medium triangle, and two large triangles), a square, and a parallelogram. These puzzles are an excellent way to introduce shapes, geometric knowledge, and the idea of spatial relationships. The best part is that it just feels like a fun challenge.

 

The library has an extensive collection of books on shapes and puzzles. You can also utilize our databases, Gale in Context: Elementary and World Book, to learn more about shapes together.

If you have a pencil, a ruler, a piece of paper, and a pair of scissors, you can get started with tangrams from home. Watch the video below to see how to create your own tangram! When you're done, get creative to see what other shapes, animals, or objects you can create with your tangram.