Tangram Cutout

This Tangram Cutout activity & project also includes:

Challenge the spatial thinking of your young mathematicians with this printable tangram puzzle. Using different sized triangles, squares, and parallelograms, children must figure out how to fit all the shapes together to create a square.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students color and cut out their own tangram puzzles during a lesson on composite shapes
  • Offer this as an activity for early finishers of elementary geometry lessons
  • Create laminated sets of this tangram puzzle to use with your classes year after year
  • Extend learning by allowing students to create their own customized tangrams
Pros

  • Tangram puzzle is large, making it easy for younger children to manipulate the pieces
  • Activity engages children in exploring the properties of and relationships between shapes
Cons

  • None