Hands-On Math Tangrams, A Virtual Version of the Classic 7 Piece Puzzle

Hands-On Math: Tangrams creates a virtual math playground where students explore, investigate and discover mathematical concepts. Students use the classic 7-piece set of tangram pieces on an interactive playground to discover and explore, visual problem solving, geometry, fractions, angles, shapes, and much more.

Using Hands-On Math: Tangrams students can develop the following important mathematical concepts:

  • Shapes and Properties
  • Logical Patterns and Sequences
  • Meaning of Fractions
  • Classifying Angles and Measurement
  • Creativity and Design
  • Open-ended Tangrams Playground.
  • Supports Discovery and Directed Teaching Strategies .
  • Problem Solving Activities which Can Be Solved Using Virtual Manipulatives.
  • Helps to Build an Intuitive Understanding of Geometry.
  • On/Off Options and Controls for Various Features.

Tangrams Playground

The classic 7 tangram pieces are provided for use on the Hands-On Math Playground. The Playground offers an ample supply of blocks which can be placed, moved, arranged, rotated and grouped in order to represent mathematical ideas.


  • The Properties of Geometric Shapes
  • Visual Problem Solving
  • Fractions (Shading Parts of a Whole)
  • Acute, Right and Obtuse Angles
  • Symmetry
  • Rotations and Translation


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Students use a slider or buttons to select an activity. Here is a sample activity where the object is to move the correct tangram pieces into the space in order to completely cover the shape. When the Speech Enhancement option is activated, the name of the piece is pronounced when the student touches it.

Hands-On Math: Tangrams is now available at the Apple iTunes Store.