Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tangram Stencil

Tangrams, a recreation that appears to be at least four thousand years old, has apparently never been dormant, and has not been altered or "improved upon" since the original was first cut out the seven pieces shown above in diagram 1. If you mark the point B, midway between A. and C., on one side of a square of any size, and D, midway between C. and E., on an adjoining side, the direction of the cuts is too obvious to need further explanation.

"A Tangram is a geometric puzzle which originated in China, and is made from three basic geometric shapes. Tangrams are used to teach geometric rules and can be a challenge and fun math exercise."

Each of these figures is constructed from the same seven pieces. Where does the second man get his foot from?

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