tangram tale is framed by the loving relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter as they share the story under the shade of an old tree, and culminates in a tangram of an old man and a girl likewise resting. Tangrams, ancient Chinese puzzles in which a square is cut into seven traditional pieces (each called a tan), are arranged into patterns used to help tell the story.
"Tangram Zoo" Have your student design animal shapes using tangram pieces and make a "Tangram Zoo" math bulletin board display of their finished projects.
Here's a series of puzzles for skip counting. Each page has a large image, and lines to cut. Once cut, the images make puzzles. Students use the numbers on the bottom to practice skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s, and 100s. As they put the numbers in order, they are also putting the puzzle together.
Order of Operations ~ Two pages of notes introducing order of operations using a new strategy.