What's A Tangram?


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Tangrams are an ancient form of puzzle making originating in China around 250 years ago. 'Tan' means 'pieces', and 'grams' means 'pictures'.
A tangram consists of a
square, divided into seven pieces: two large triangles, two small triangles, a medium sized triangle, a small square, and a parallelogram. By arranging these 7 geometric shapes, one can create hundreds of different designs of people, animals and objects!

Today, Tangrams are used in schools across the world to teach children geometric spatial relationships and problem solving skills in a fun and creative way! 

Make sure you visit our
KIDS GALLERY, and see Tangram pictures created by children with very creative imaginations!

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