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Ann Tompert A Tale Told with Tangrams. Grandfather Tang’s Story. Tangrams are ancient Chinese puzzles that are still used today by adults as well as children.

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Ann Tompert

A Tale Told with Tangrams

### Grandfather Tang’s Story

Tangrams are ancient Chinese puzzles that are still used today by adults as well as children.

A tangram begins with a square, which is then cut into seven standard pieces. Each piece is called a tan. In creating a picture, all seven tans must be used; they must touch, but none may overlap.

When tangrams are used in storytelling, the storyteller arranges the tans to show the shape of a character in the tale. As new characters or story elements are introduced, the puzzle pieces are rearranged to represent the new character or new element.

Tompert, A (1990). Grandfather Tang's Story. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.

What Are Tangrams?
• What shapes do you see?
Curriculum Correlation
• Primary Subject: Math
• Secondary Subjects: Language Arts & Art
• Math:
• Grade 3 – Shape & Space (3D objects & 2D shapes)
• GLO:
• Describe the characteristics of 3D objects and 2D shapes, and analyze the relationships among them.
• SLO:
• Sort regular and irregular polygons, including:
• Triangles