WHO ARE YOU?
In the Chapter 8 Chapter Task you
designed a petting zoo. Sometimes the animals may be hiding or sleeping,
so it helps if there is a sign that tells people which animal they are
Your teacher thinks that is a good
idea that the class makes signs for the animal pens. The sign will include
the name and a tangram of the animal. Practice making animal tangrams
on the Internet, then download tangram puzzle shapes. Describe each of
the shapes and estimate, then measure their perimeter and area.
2 signs using tangrams of 2 of the following animals:
Press START TANGRAM. You are now ready to practice solving different
animal tangram puzzles. By clicking on the NEXT button you can look
at all the different puzzles. Can you guess what they are supposed to
be? If you are having trouble solving the puzzle, click on SOLVE, then
you are ready to start working with your own tangram puzzle pieces.
Go to Tangram
Grid. Print the tangram grid. If you are unsure of how to do this,
ask your teacher.
out the tangram pieces.
the seven different shapes.
the perimeter and area for each one. Measure the perimeter and area
of each shape. Measure the area to the nearest whole square centimeter.
Put this information on your Tangram Shapes sheet.
your tangram pieces, make your 2 favorite tangram animals.
the trangram animal shapes onto blank sheets of paper. Write the names
of the animals on the pages.
pens or pencils (optional)
paper for signs
you describe the shapes completely?
you calculate the area and perimeter of each shape?
you use math language?
your signs include a tangram and name of the animal?