# Often asked: How To Play Tangram?

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## How do you solve a tangram puzzle?

Whenever you solve a tangram puzzle, your job is to use all seven pieces to form the shape. They should fit together like puzzle pieces, sitting flat on the table; no overlapping of the pieces is allowed. You can trace around your solutions to remember what you have done and to have a record of your work.

## How do you make a tangram step by step?

WHAT YOU’LL DO

- Step 1: With the pencil and ruler, follow the diagram and lay out the square of plywood.
- Step 2: Saw the plywood into the seven shapes shown. Sand the top, bottom and edges of each piece.
- Step 3: Apply the finish of your choice.
- Step 4: Your tangram is complete.

## What are the 7 shapes in a tangram?

The Tangram is a deceptively simple set of seven geometric shapes made up of five triangles (two small triangles, one medium triangle, and two large triangles), a square, and a parallelogram. When the pieces are arranged together they suggest an amazing variety of forms, embodying many numerical and geometric concepts.

## What skills do tangrams teach?

The educational benefits of tangrams

- classify shapes.
- develop positive feelings about geometry.
- gain a stronger grasp of spatial relationships.
- develop an understanding of how geometric shapes can be decomposed.
- hone spatial rotation skills.
- acquire a precise vocabulary for manipulating shapes (e.g., “flip,” “rotate”)

## Is there a trick to tangrams?

To draw a set of tangrams, you can simply draw a square, superimpose a 4×4 grid over it, divide each square into two triangles, and then trace out the shapes along the borders of those triangles so that they match a tangram template.

## How many squares are in a tangram set?

There are 32 half squares or 16 squares altogether. You can build a 4×4-square with all the 16 squares. The main problem of the ‘tangram research’ is building a square with all the 7 pieces.

## Who invented tangram?

Tangrams were first introduced to the German public by industrialist Friedrich Adolf Richter around 1891. The sets were made out of stone or false earthenware, and marketed under the name “The Anchor Puzzle”.

## What age is tangram for?

Osmo Tangram was designed for kids aged 6-10. However, even adults find many of the harder levels very challenging.

## Are tangrams 2D or 3d?

As the name implies, it is a three-dimensional object based on a geometric design. The tangram is a puzzle, each one comprised of seven pieces called tans. Tradition calls for boxing the tans into the shape of a square.