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Author:Tom Scavo
Description: Tangrams, a puzzle that helps develop spatial-visualization skills, may also be used to introduce or reinforce geometric concepts such as congruence, similarity, symmetry, etc. This unit for grades 4 through 6 uses tangrams to compute the area of polygons  without formulas, introducing the terms congruent and similar. Contents: Constructing Your Own Set of Tangrams; The Area of Tangram Pieces; More Tangram Activities. Links to other tangram resources on the Web are also provided.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Link Listings
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives

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