Every week, EVPL will be posting a new STEAM challenge for you to complete from your home! The challenge will run from Monday until Friday. Your parents can help, or you can complete the challenge on your own. We would love to see your creations! Submissions will be posted the following Monday when a new challenge is presented.
Tangrams are a flat puzzle that originated in China. It is believed that they were invented around 960-1279 AD. Each tangram consists of seven pieces: two large triangles, two small triangles, one medium triangle, one square, and one parallelogram. The goal is to put the seven pieces together to form a picture or object.
Tangrams help with problem-solving skills. When you are creating objects with your shapes, you must figure out how they can be turned and flipped around to fit into a shape.
The three main rules:
What can you make?
Be creative! What other shapes can you brainstorm?
Younger participants can talk about the shapes and colors while trying to copy some fo the tangram examples. Older participants are able to be creative and design additional puzzles.
Send a picture of your tangrams to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured next week!
What shape held the most weight?
With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, Indiana 47713