dissection puzzle

The tangram is a 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. People believe it was invented in China during the Song Dynasty,[1] and then brought to Europe in the early 19th century.

Tangram Puzzle

Number of configurations change

Over 6500 different tangram problems have been created from 19th century texts.

Pieces change

There are seven peices called Tans:

  • 5 triangles , two built with the main diagonal of the same size, the two small ones of the central strip are also of the same size.
  • 1 square
  • 1 parallelogram or rhomboid

References change

  1. Shi, Jiannong (2004). Robert J. Sternberg (ed.). International Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge University Press. pp. 330-331. ISBN 978-0-521-00402-2.