Materials:   Pattern blocks, printed task cards, ruler, timer(optional)

Directions: The ancient Chinese art of tangram puzzles is a popular mathematical problem solving activity.  Can you complete all of the task card challenges?

3-5 Challenges:


  1. Build something with more than 25 blocks
  2. Build something 6 inches long and 3 inches high
  3. Build something 5 inches wide
  4. Build a Tree in 30 seconds
  5. Build your first initial with the shapes
  6. Build something symmetrical
  7. Build a Lion
  8. Build a House
  9. Build something short
  10. Build a Snowman
  11. Build a Geometric Shape
  12. Build  an automobile shape


K-2 Challenges:

Try building the shapes below!