Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most
unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a
Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use
the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the
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.
Just how can the same seven pieces of the tangram make the following two silhouettes of a bowl before and after it was chipped?
Paradoxical eh? (There are other paradoxes that can be found using the tangram which you might like to find out about.)
See if you can make the two bowls using the interactivity below.
Can you explain the paradox?