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The Tangram Conundrum

Debra H., Thatcher 

March 2001, Volume 6, Issue 7, Page 394

Abstract:
Student teachers explore why it is impossible to make a square from six tangram pieces and, in the process, develop insight about the nature of learning mathematics as well as strategies for teaching.

Keywords:
Article
Teacher Education
Grades 6-8
Manipulatives
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Shapes