What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or
shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start
with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?
These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?
Not only will children be using their knowledge of properties of squares as they try this activity , but they will also be putting into practice their visualising skills. Tangrams can be great to work on in pairs and this will encourage the pupils to talk together about what they are doing - a great opportunity for
you to listen!
To find more tangrams on the site (many of which have interactivities), enter 'tangram' in the top right-hand search box.
You may have to encourage some children to experiment and 'have a go'.