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Year 1

Compose tangram images

I can compare and discuss individual tangram pieces and make my own pictures.

New
New
Year 1

Compose tangram images

I can compare and discuss individual tangram pieces and make my own pictures.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Individual tangram pieces can be discussed and compared.
  2. Some tangram pieces are the same size when laid directly on top of each other.
  3. Tangram pictures, using two or more pieces, can be created and described.
  4. Tangram pieces can be laid directly onto diagrams to create pictures

Common misconception

Children might not notice that the two small and two large triangles are the same size.

Lay the tangram pieces on top of each other to physically explore and compare the size of each piece.

Keywords

  • Tangram - An ancient Chinese puzzle of seven pieces that make a square.

  • Triangle - A 2D shape with three sides.

  • Square - A 2D shape with four equal sides.

As before, these slides are simply a guide for the teacher. Pupils should be given opportunities to explore and play with tangram pieces, copy and compose their own images and compare the pieces by placing them on top of one another.
Teacher tip

Licence

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6 Questions

Q1.
How many hats are there?
An image in a quiz
6
Correct answer: 7
8
Q2.
How many hats are there now?
An image in a quiz
7
8
9
Correct answer: 10
Q3.
True or false, this pattern block has been rotated.
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: True
False
I am not sure
Q4.
Which image shows that the pattern block has been rotated?
An image in a quiz
A
B
Correct answer: C
Q5.
Which pattern blocks can we use to fill this shape?
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q6.
What would I need to do to this purple block to fill the shape?
An image in a quiz
Rotate it in its place.
Move it into place.
Correct answer: Rotate it and move it into place.

6 Questions

Q1.
What is this called?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: a tangram
a block
a piece
Q2.
Which tangram piece is labelled?
An image in a quiz
small triangle
medium triangle
Correct answer: large triangle
square
Q3.
Which tangram piece is labelled?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: small triangle
medium triangle
large triangle
square
Q4.
True or false, one large triangle is the same size as one medium triangle and one small triangle.
An image in a quiz
True
Correct answer: False
I am not sure
Q5.
True or false, one large triangle is the same size as two medium triangles.
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: True
False
I am not sure
Q6.
Who has copied the picture correctly?
An image in a quiz
Jun
Lucas
Correct answer: Sam

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