SuperTangram Books

for your non-commercial use

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Henri Picciotto

In recreational math, superTangrams are called tetratans or tetraboloes. They are an example of polyforms.

Context and background: Geometric Puzzles in the Classroom

A unit (grades 6-12): SuperTangram Labs

Until I find some other way to make them available, I will sell you plastic superTangrams at $4.00 a set, plus shipping / handling. (Send me e-mail .)

Download these four puzzle books as PDFs.
Each book includes teachers' notes and a checklist in the front, as well as solutions in the back.
SuperTangrams for Beginners, Book 1 (grades K-5)
The puzzles tell you which pieces to use, or are made easier one way or another. Some puzzles represent silhouettes in the style of classic tangram puzzles.
Front Matter
The Pieces
Shapes
Smaller Puzzles
Twos
Larger Puzzles
Solutions
-- The whole book (1.5 MB)
SuperTangrams for Beginners, Book 2 (grades 4-12)
The underlying square grid is visible, which makes the puzzles easier to solve, and enhances understanding of how to solve the puzzles in the next two books.
Front Matter
The Pieces
Blowups
Pent-houses
Hex-houses
Solutions
-- The whole book (1.7 MB)

In the Activities books, the puzzles are organized in sets, and sequenced from easiest to hardest within each set.

SuperTangram Activities, Book 1 (grades 6-12)
Front Matter
Doubles
Right Trapezoids
Parallelograms
Rectangles
Solutions
-- The whole book (1.1 MB)

SuperTangram Activities, Book 2 (grades 6-12)
Front Matter
Isosceles Trapezoids
Hexagons
Octagons
Triples
Solutions
-- The whole book (1 MB)
More superTangram puzzles, in order of difficulty:
SuperTangram Puzzles
Scaling SuperTangrams
SuperTangram Hexagons
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