Thursday, January 22, 2015

Days 5 & 6: The Tangram Cousin. The Stomachion or The Archimedes puzzle

The Stomachion is a very ancient Tangram-like puzzle designed by Archimedes around the year 200 BC. Let's play a little bit in order to know something more about this puzzle. After that you'll have to fill in the following activities.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 4: Are you able to invent a story using 5 different tangram constructions?

Take your own tangram and try to build 5 different constructions. You don't need to use the ones of the picture, you can surf on the internet to find more. Draw the solution of the constructions on a piece of paper. Afterwards, try to invent a story in which all the created characters appear.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 3: The dimensions of the 7 Tangram pieces

Have you ever wondered how to compute the length of the sides of every tangram figure? To do so, first of all you should know what the Pythagoras theorem is. Watch the videos and do the following activity.