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Objective: TLW investigate tangrams and learn that tangrams were used by the Chinese people to illustrate characters of stories that were told. TLW review the terms: slide, flip , turn (slide, rotation, translation). TLW use tangram shapes to create a design and write a story about the shape.

Tangram websites:

Grandfather Tang?s Story online:(no longer available online)

How To Make Tangrams Video

Small Tangram worksheet to cut out PDF

Tangram Puzzles WS to try with your tangram pieces

Translation Demo http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/activity.jsp?sid=__shared&cid=emready@transformations&lid=61

Rotation Demo: http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/activity.jsp?sid=__shared&cid=emready@transformations&lid=71

Reflection Demo: http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/activity.jsp?sid=__shared&cid=emready@transformations&lid=51

Sample Tangram designs:  http://tangrams.ca/puzzles/puzzles.htm

Online Tangram Puzzles to Play

Directions for making your own tangrams: http://mathforum.org/trscavo/tangrams/construct.html

Thinking Fountain?s Tans: http://www.thinkingfountain.org/t/tans/tans.html

Enchanted Minds Tangrams- Interactive Tangram, click on the button.
http://www.enchantedmind.com/puzzles/tangram/tangram.html

Tangram Links: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/IFC/TanStanFolder/TanStanTangramLinks.htm

A tangram movie about football: http://www.tygh.co.uk/tan/football.html

Enchanted Learning Tangrams:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/tangram/
 

A Story with tangrams: http://www.tygh.co.uk/tan/tan.htm

Interactive Tangram applet: http://www.mrhall.org/math/tangram/tangram.htm

Tangram Games from PBS: http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/tangrams/