A Tale With Tangrams
In this single class, we will examine Tangrams! Reading "Grandfather Tang's Story," while creating the characters with their own set of tangrams, the student will gain an understanding of fractions and ignite the imagination for writing.
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25 minute class
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This will be an examination of tangrams, an introduction to fractions, and igniting the imagination for students to write their own tangram story after the class. Class will begin with reading "Grandfather Tang's Story." Each student will have their own set of tangrams (printable provided before class begins). Students will create the characters of the story using the tangrams throughout the book. After a brief discussion from guided questions at the end of the story, I will introduce the...
-Enjoy reading a great story together! -Concept of tangrams -Introduce concept of fractions via tangrams -Create characters using tangrams which could be used in a story written after class
I am a licensed elementary and HS History educator with multi-grade experience in language arts and history. I have also worked as an adjunct professor and a community college for history. At every educational level, math and literature can beautifully intertwine to create a wonderful environment for learning. Tangrams, as the introduction to fractions, and the story of Grandfather Tang and Little Soo come together in a magical way for students to create their own story while learning writing and math together.
None, however, I will be encouraging the students to use the characters they created in class to write a story after class.
printed PDF of tangrams (I will send these out before class.) Paper and pencil
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
"Grandfather Tang's Story" by: Ann Tompert Set of Tangrams (Paper PDF provided before class) Paper and pencil
Elementary and History specialty
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Hello from Texas! Although I am currently residing in Texas, we move quite often and that has allowed me to have many different types of career experiences. I have tutored privately and through well-known organizations; taught in the public school...