Tangram Puzzle
Make a tangram for Chinese New Year.
Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle. This activity
is sometimes called "seven pieces of
cleverness." The object of the puzzle is to
rearrange the pieces of a square (the puzzle pieces) to
form figures (like a picture of a cat) using the tangram
pieces.
Supplies:
 Paper
 Scissors
 Ruler
 Pencil

Start by
making a square piece of paper. To start making
the square, fold one corner of a piece of paper
over to the adjacent side. 

To finish
making the square, cut off the small rectangle,
forming a square. 

Fold the
square piece of paper in half, then in half
again (making a square that is divided into
quarters). Repeat this step (resulting in a
square divided into sixteenths).
Unfold the paper.


Draw lines
along the red lines marked at the left. Cut
along these lines. 

You will now
have seven pieces: a small square, two small
isosceles triangles, a mediumsized isosceles
triangle, two large isosceles triangles, and a
parallelogram.
{An isosceles triangle has two equal angles
and two equal sides. A parallelogram is a
foursided figure with each side parallel to the
opposite side.}



swan

bird

candle

spinning top

duck

bunny

