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Compose and Decompose Polygons using Tangrams

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Examples, videos, and solutions to help Grade 3 students learn how to reason about composing and decomposing polygons using tangrams.

Common Core Standards: 3.G.1

New York State Common Core Math Grade 3, Module 7, Lesson 9

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Application Problem

Name at least two attributes that a trapezoid, a square, and a parallelogram all have in common. Draw a diagram to support your ideas.


1. Use at least two tangram pieces to make and draw each of the following shapes. Draw lines to show where the tangram pieces meet.
a. A triangle.
b. A square.
c. A parallelogram.
d. A trapezoid.

2. Use your tangram pieces to create the cat below. Draw lines to show where the tangram pieces meet.

3. Use the five smallest tangram pieces to make a square. Sketch your square below, and draw lines to show where the tangram pieces meet.

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