Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Tangrams

During our math time today, I introduced holiday tangrams. I first read a story about a man named Tan, who was carrying a special piece of tile and dropped it into 7 pieces. He tried for the rest of his life to put the tile pieces back together. He was never able to put the pieces back together exactly right. While attempting to put the pieces together, he created several wonderful pictures. The class split up into partners and worked together, using only those 7 pieces, to recreate a few of the holiday pictures Tan made.

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