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Tangrams

This interactive Java applet simulates the traditional Chinese tangrams puzzle that allows users to develop spatial reasoning skills. Users may explore freely, solve any of the 14 puzzles included, or work through four other sets of challenges. Users can rotate and flip pieces and change their colors. Some background, instructional uses and instructions are provided.
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Contributed by: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Publisher
    • Publication Date2000
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999-2010 Utah State University
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    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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