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Tangram Puzzles

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Tangram Puzzles

Tangram puzzles are Chinese geometric puzzles consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.

Seven Geometric Shapes:
• Five triangles of different sizes
• One square
• One parallelogram

Create animals to vehicles – with just these seven geometric shapes.

Set of 4 Printable Tangrams I

Below are a few of the combinations of patterns you can print out and create.


Tangram Cats

Sweet and adorable tangram cats!

Printable Tangram Cats I

For each of the square pictures on the site, save a copy of the image.  The image will print full size on a regular sheet of printer paper.

The traditional teaching of mathematics in a jigsaw puzzle. There is no age limit, to people that love tangrams both adults and children enjoy the challenge.

Educational Benefits of Tangrams

  • Great for spatial awareness, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving
  • Visualizing patterns, designs, and relationships between shapes

Tangram People

People in a variety of poses and several actions.
People in Action Printable Tangrams I

Wooden tangrams  are available in stores if you would like a sturdier set.


Tangram Objects
Objects Printable Tangrams I

Save a copy of one or all four of the tangram puzzles by saving the image.  The image will print full size on printer paper.

Tangram Animals
Animals Printable Tangrams I

Happy creating!

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