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Age 7 to 11

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This problem
is based on the popular Tangram activities. It may help to extend
pupils' concepts of triangles and it will encourage them to use
visualisation.

How have you done this?

What have you tried so far?

How could you join these two shapes? Where could
the third piece go?

Take a large square and cut it up into a variety of shapes,
for example:

These are the classic tangram pieces and there are many interactive
tangrams on NRICH in the World of Tan series.Plastic or card shapes would be helpful.

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.