Tangram -  6 pieces

 

Here is how to make a 6 piece Tangram from the standard matchbox.

 

First squash the matchbox flat. It should make a square.

 

 

Then draw the two diagonals of the square.

 

 

Cut out the Triangle ABC.

 

This should open to give a square.

 

 

 

 

 

The two pieces you have made should now open out to look like this;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw the lines DF and EF using the existing creases to guide you. Cut along DF and EG.

 

Also cut the square piece in half along JK.

Now you have 6 pieces;

4 equal triangles and two “chevrons”, a small one and a large one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These will be the 6 pieces that make up your Tangram

 

Puzzle 1

Now use the 6 pieces to make

 

A Square                       A Rectangle                  A Parallelogram

 

An Isosceles Trapezium                  A Right angled Triangle

 

Puzzle 2

Now use all 6 pieces to make these shapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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