woensdag 6 december 2017

Christmas / Nativity Scene - Tangram Patterns

Merry Christmas! This set with 20 different figures is about the Nativity Scene. Some puzzles are easy to solve, others can be quite challenging.

The puzzle pieces are larger than the shapes on the game cards as the pieces are not made to “fit” the shapes on the cards. The intention is to reproduce the tangram puzzle next to the game card.

2.1 Angel
2.2 Angel
2.3 Angel
2.4 Angel
2.5 Mary & Jesus
2.6 Joseph
2.7 Ox
2.8 Donkey
2.9 Camel
2.10 Wise man
2.11 Wise man
2.12 Wise man
2.13 Sheep
2.14 Sheep
2.15 Dog
2.16 Shepherd
2.17 Mary
2.18 Joseph
2.19 Star

2.20 Stable

zaterdag 10 juni 2017

Tangram Grid - Area & Fractions

This activity can be used as an extension of another freebie, but it can also be used as an independent lesson.

It contains a worksheet with a tangram puzzle on a grid. First students have to find the area of each puzzle piece by counting the number of squares. Then they have to find the fractional representation of the puzzle pieces. Also included is an answer key.

Please feel free to check out my YouTube-channel for an accompanying video:

zondag 22 januari 2017

Tangram Coloring Pages

These tangram coloring pages are a fun way for kids to practice geometry and pre-writing skills. The pages are also designed to inspire kids to be creative.

The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. Manipulating the tans stimulates spatial awareness.
Being able to control the pencil is an important pre-writing development. The background of these worksheets has been created to develop those fine motor skills required to control the pencil in the path of motions needed for writing.

All art comes from a point of inspiration. The subject and a few tracing lines on the background are  given to inspire your students. There is plenty of white space for them to personalize the worksheet by adding their own details and/or drawings.


Included are 15 puzzles. Each puzzle has 2 options:
Easy - The outlines of each puzzle piece are shown
Hard - The outline of the tangram shape is shown

Puzzle pieces (tans):
The puzzles are suitable for 4-inch tangrams sets (printer settings: 100%). You can use the provided printable puzzle pieces or buy a plastic or wooden tangram set. I have purchased my tangram set on www.enasco.com (4 sets: red, green, yellow, blue for $ 2,20)

Extra activity:
Flip the parallelogram. The puzzles in this pack have been specifically selected for this assignment.
First students solve the puzzle, than they have to flip the parallelogram. Question: How many other tans do you need to slide, flip or turn to solve the puzzle again? A recording sheet is provided.


15 Tangram Puzzles included (paper size = letter): 
Airplane; Bird feeder; Butterfly; Cat; Christmas tree; Flower; Haunted House; Heart; Mill; Pine tree; Rabbit; Rocket; Sailboat; Spider; Vase


You can buy this pack here

donderdag 25 augustus 2016


For this assignment, the children have to use their imagination. As long as they stick to the modern rules of the Tangram game* and the end result resembles a face, they can’t go wrong.

First the children are shown 8 puzzles with Jack-o’-lantern faces (level: very easy). Then they have to cut out the puzzle pieces and try to create their own tangram face.

While playing with the puzzle pieces, the children practice their fine motor skills by using scissors and cutting out the shapes at the bottom of the worksheet to glue onto the pumpkin in the middle and spatial awareness plus transformations (translation/slide, reflection/flip, rotation/turn) by creating a new face.

This pack is great for centers / stations, early finishers and indoor recess. It can be used on it's own, but it is also suitable as an addition to one of my other Halloween tangram puzzle packs. You can find the ‘math mats & puzzle cards’ , ‘puzzle cards only’ and ‘PowerPoint’ packs in my store.

Tip: You can use the creations of the children to decorate real pumpkins.

*Use all seven pieces, they must lie flat and may not overlap.


You can buy this set here.
Price $2.50

zaterdag 6 augustus 2016

Free Frozen Tangram Worksheets - Anna

Here’s a holiday freebie for you. Included are:

Cut and Paste Worksheet : Mosaic - Black Puzzle Pieces
Cut and Paste Worksheet: Silhouette - Black Puzzle Pieces

Cut and Paste Worksheet : Mosaic - Line Art Puzzle Pieces
Cut and Paste Worksheet: Silhouette - Line Art  Puzzle Pieces

Worksheet for  4 inch puzzle pieces : Mosaic (puzzle pieces not included)
Worksheet for  4 inch puzzle pieces : Silhouette (puzzle pieces not included)

Tangram Worksheets: Frozen -> Anna
 Click on the picture to download the worksheets.

Please feel free to visit my YouTube channel and watch the accompanying video:

How to make: Anna

maandag 1 februari 2016

Chinese New Year / Zodiac Animals

The Chinese animal zodiac is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years.

The 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

Your Chinese Zodiac sign is derived from your birth year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in January and February take care: Chinese (Lunar) New Year moves between 21 January and February 20. If you were born in January or February, check whether your birth date falls before or after Chinese New Year to know what your Chinese zodiac year is.

This pack contains puzzle cards and math mat of all zodiac animals. Also included are  puzzle pieces (line art) and an additional activity: “I was born in the year of the . . .”

More information about the Chinese Zodiac can be found here and here.

You can buy this set here.
Price $4.00

zondag 18 oktober 2015

Coordinate Graphing - Halloween

This resource contains 6 different pictures and comes in 5 levels.
The activities require students to use the grid code / coloring directions and crayons or markers to create various images on a 19x19 grid. I have used letters on the horizontal axis and numbers on the vertical axis to introduce young students to coordinate pairs without the confusion of the standard (h,v) format.


Ghost, Black cat, Dracula costume, Butterfly costume, Pumpkin / Jack-o’-lantern, Witch


1 Color by number (color)
2 Color by number (black & white)
3 Color by number & Coordinates
4 Coordinate graphing + Color by number background
5 Coordinate graphing
& Coloring directions

Also included are answer keys and blank worksheets.

You can buy this set here.
Price $4.50

woensdag 2 september 2015

Double Tangrams 2 - Puzzle Cards

Tangram Super Challenge: Twice as much challenge with twice as many puzzle pieces.
The set contains 20 different puzzle cards with double tangrams. Double tangrams are made from 2 sets of tangram pieces (14 puzzle pieces).

1 Triangle
2 Square
3 Hexagon
4 Rectangle
5 Hexagon
6 Triangle
7 Rectangle
8 Parallelogram
9 Square
10 Parallelogram
11 Pentagon
12 Hexagon
13 Parallelogram
14 Triangle

15 Diamond 
16 Rectangle
17 Pentagon
18 Hexagon
19 Pentagon
20 Triangle

You can buy the 'Puzzle Cards Only (Silhouette and 7 Colors)' here.
Price $2.00

vrijdag 28 augustus 2015

Sports - Tangram Patterns

This set contains 10 pairs of sporty tangram people. Some puzzles are easy to solve, others can be quite challenging. 

1 + 2 Basketball
3 + 4 Fencing
5 + 6 Karate
7 + 8 Soccer
9 + 10 Tai chi
11 + 12 Dance
13 + 14 Figure skating
15 + 16 Tug of war
17 + 18 Athletics
19 + 20 Volleyball

You can buy the 'Puzzle Cards Only (Silhouette and 7 Colors)' here.
Price $2.00

maandag 15 juni 2015

Skip Counting - discover the patterns

Included in this set are skip counting worksheets by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s.
Each worksheet contains a hundred chart, number line and number wheel.

 Step by step instructions:
1. Hundred Chart: Skip count by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s or 9s and shade the correct boxes.
2. Number Line: Fill in the empty boxes and complete the number line.
3. Secret Code: Copy the ones digits from the number line to find the secret code.
4. Number Wheel: Connect the dots using the secret code - always start with zero.
5. Question: Look at the Hundred Chart and Number Wheel. Do you see the patterns?

You can buy this set here. Price: $2.00

Keywords: skip, counting, hundred, hundreds, chart, number, line, wheel, circle, Waldorf, multiplication

zaterdag 9 mei 2015

Tangram Domino

Traditionally, students are given a silhouette or an outline to solve a tangram puzzle. However in this case the traditional tangram game is mixed with the ‘matching element’ of the dominoes game.

Students are given tangram pieces with 7 question and 7 answers. They must match each question with the corresponding answer. After all questions and answers are matched, a tangram duck is formed.

The questions and answers are editable. You can enter any question / answer you like. Simply open the file Microsoft PowerPoint and click on the text boxes. The text boxes are already placed in the right position and direction.

Included are:

- Instructions on how to edit the questions and answers.
- 1 Editable page with 3 strips of puzzle pieces for your students to cut out.
- 1 Editable page with a worksheet for your student to paste the pieces.
- 1 Page with the tangram solution.

You can buy the cut and paste worksheets here.
Price: $2.00 

maandag 4 mei 2015

Editable Tangram Certficate / Diploma / Award

This pack contains 2 different Editable Math Awards (A4)
- Presented to . . . . for making . . tangram puzzles
- Presented to . . . . for solving . . tangram puzzles

Also included is a ‘cut and paste’ worksheet. Students can cut out the tangram pieces and paste their favorite tangram figure in the box.

You can edit the files in:
MS Word 2010
MS PPT 2010
Adobe PDF reader

How to use:
Open the file you prefer (MS Word 2010, MS PPT 2010 or PDF)
Click in the textfield
Detete the text and type the name and date
Print the file
The student scan paste their favorite tangram figure in the box 

You can buy this certificate here.  
Price: $1.00

Editable Tangram Certificate / Diploma / Award

This pack contains 2 different Editable Math Awards (A4)
(2 different tangram owls)

You can edit the files in:
MS Word 2010
MS PPT 2010
Adobe PDF reader

How to use:
Open the file you prefer (MS Word 2010, MS PPT 2010 or PDF)
Click in the textfield
Detete the text and type the name and date
Print the file

You can buy this certificate here.  
Price: $1.00

vrijdag 1 mei 2015

Teacher Appreciation Days Sitewide Sale

The Teacher Appreciation Days Sitewide Sale is May 5 - 6.

Please feel free to visit my store

Don't forget to use the Coupon Code!

maandag 13 april 2015

Grandfather Tang's Story

 You can buy this pack here.
Price: $ 5.99

Also available in this series are these extension activities:
You can buy the Story Sequencing Worksheets here.
Price: $1.50

You can buy the Creative Writing Worksheets here.
Price: $2.50