December 2, 2010

What Else We've Been Doing: Mathematics and Tangrams

In math, Miriam had a chapter on shapes: similarities, differences, congruency--that sort of thing. Since shapes are a great topic for my 4 year old as well, I checked out several books from the library on shapes. I also found two books about tangrams.

Not too long ago Becky asked me if my children liked tangrams. I said no. A year or so ago I tried tangrams with my darlings and nobody was interested. But this time I introduced them to Miriam using two stories. She was riveted and became something of a tangram junkie for a few days.

Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told With Tangrams by Ann Tompert.
Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone.

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