Published on October 10, 2007
Ancient Chinese Tangrams: Ancient Chinese Tangrams By Ms. Laura Billhimer ReviewDon’t forget : Test on Friday!: Review Don’t forget : Test on Friday! What do the following pictures have in common?: What do the following pictures have in common? Raise your hand when you think you know! Slide9: If you guessed that they are all games… You are right! Today…: Today… We are going to learn about a game invented in ancient China. This game is a lot like a… Slide11: Puzzle! Slide12: This is a square made of 7 shapes. Each shape is called a tan. Slide13: A tangram is a picture that is made out of all 7 shapes of the square. The shapes must touch but may not overlap. Notice how each shape has all 7 pieces! Is this a tangram?: Is this a tangram? Yes it is! Why? It has all 7 pieces. Is this a tangram?: Is this a tangram? No! Why not? It only has 5 pieces! Is it a tangram now?: Is it a tangram now? Yes! Why? The picture has all 7 pieces Slide17: The ancient Chinese used tangrams to tell stories. The storyteller moves the the tans (shapes) around to make and show the shape of a character in the story. You are going to hear one of these Ancient Chinese Tangram stories…right now!: You are going to hear one of these Ancient Chinese Tangram stories…right now! Listen to the story and watch how the tangrams are arranged to make each picture in the story! Slide23: Fox Slide25: Rabbit Slide27: Dog! Slide29: Squirrel Slide31: Hawk Slide33: Turtle Slide35: Crocodile Slide37: Goldfish Slide39: Goose Slide41: Lion Slide43: Chou and Wu Ling Slide45: Grandfather Tang and Little Soo Slide47: The End!