Today in advisory, the students worked in pairs to solve  a variety of Tangrams. Tangram, an ancient Chinese puzzle, is sometimes called "seven pieces of cleverness." The object of the puzzle is to rearrange the pieces of a square (the puzzle pieces) to form figures (like the ones below) using the tangram pieces.

The students had an amazing time rearranging their puzzle pieces in an attempt to solve the problem.  Here are some of the comments from the students:
  • "When I worked with Henrik, he had done some of these before and he would tell me how to start" 
  • "We worked better if we treat each other the same way, neither one took the lead.. just worked together to figure it out"
  • Trial and error... "Maybe this goes here",  "A lot of YES", & "A lot of NO that won't work"

Check out the website and try them out.  The more you practice, the easier it gets.

Karen Slimmon
10/21/2013 11:08:14 pm

I am so happy to see a picture of what my daughter was doing yesterday in advisory. Thanks for sharing Ms. Gans!


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