Chapter 6

TERRIFIC TANGRAMS

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Tangrams were invented in China hundreds of years ago. Legend has it that a Chinese emperor’s servant dropped a precious tile that broke into seven pieces. As the servant attempted to reassemble the tile, he discovered he could create many beautiful shapes from the seven pieces.

Tangram puzzles are a bit like jigsaw puzzles, except you always use the same seven pieces to create different shapes. In addition to being fun, solving tangram puzzles builds problem-solving skills, develops geometric intuition, and improves pattern ...

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