|To make a set of tangram pieces|
Cut out a square piece of card.
About 6 or 8 cm square is a good size.
Lightly mark a 4 by 4 grid of squares on it, as shown in the diagram on the right, to act as guide-lines.
|Draw in the lines shown on the left (in red) and cut out along those lines.|
This should make the 7 pieces of the tangram as shown below.
|Tangram,the Ancient Chinese shapes game|
|Penguin Books 1976||ISBN ?|
|Contains over 1500 Tangram puzzles (and their solutions)|
|Tangrams, 330 puzzles||Ronald C Read|
|Dover Publications 1965||ISBN 486 21483 4|
|It also introduces a 15-piece puzzle.|
|The 8th Book of Tan|
|Dover Publications 1968||ISBN 0 486 220117|
|A Tangram Tale|
|Brockhampton Press 1972||ISBN 0 340 15949 9|
|A picture story of the Willow Pattern told in Tangrams|
|For a historical account of the tangram puzzle and several examples of similar types of puzzles see|
|Creative Puzles of the World||Pieter van Delft & Jack Botermans|
|Cassel Ltd 1978||ISBN 0 304 303003|
|Puzzles Old and New||Jerry Slocum & Jack Botermans|
|ADM International 1987||ISBN 1 85336 018 X|
|The Web has plenty of sites dealing with Tangrams|
|You could go to the excellent Search Engine www.google.com/ and ask for 'tangrams'|
|Or to a very good site, with lots of material and also many links to other sites at|
|Work intended specifically for the classroom can be found on this site here |