TANGRAM

MATH
Identify the different shapes and the number of sides each shape has, for example a triangle, square and rhomboid. How do they fit together to create a geometric shape? Discuss rotations, degrees and inverting angles.

HISTORY
The Chinese refer to this game as Qi Qiao Ban or roughly translated this means seven pieces. What other interesting facts can you find out this ancient Chinese art?

LANGUAGE ARTS
Study Asian culture and literature. Write a haiku poem and illustrate it using the shapes from the tangram.

SCIENCE
Pareidolia is the science of interpreting how something is observed such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or even hearing hidden messages in music. Pareidolia effects the way people interpret random images, or patterns. Give all the student the tangram pieces and see how many different images can be made from the same seven pieces.

EXTENSION
Using stop action photography, take a series of photographs of the shape being constructed out of the tangrams pieces. Play back the individual shots very quickly to create a mini animation

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Tangrm Designs

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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