Folding and Cutting a Set of Tangrams. Fold a regular sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper so the short side lies along the long side, as illustrated. Open the paper. Fold the opposite short side at the bottom of that fold. Open and cut off the rectangle just formed. .
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Fold a regular sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper so the short side lies along the long side, as illustrated. Open the paper. Fold the opposite short side at the bottom of that fold. Open and cut off the rectangle just formed.
Pick up one of the isosceles right triangles and fold it along its line of symmetry.
Pick up the largest isosceles right triangle and locate the midpoint of the hypotenuse by folding. Fold the vertex of the right angle to this midpoint.
Take the other right trapezoid (or boot) and fold the heel to the laces. Cut along the fold. .
Think about how each piece was created. This could help you put the shapes back into a square.
The Tasty Tangram Company has recently opened throughout the US. They sell brownies in the shape of the 7 tangram pieces.
Create a set of directions which will help the employees put the seven shapes of brownies together to form the tangram square.
Other groups can put the directions to the test by following the directions.
If the owner of Tasty Tangram franchises decides she will charge $1 for the small right triangle shape brownie, and all the other shapes will be charged proportionately, how much will she charge for each of the other pieces and how much will the entire brownie tangram cost?