330 Puzzles

Author: Ronald C. Read

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801292

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

View: 9099

This collection gathers together nearly 330 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Puzzles range from the relatively easy to the difficult.

The Tangram Book

The Story of the Chinese Puzzle with Over 2000 Puzzles to Solve

Author: Jerry Slocum,Jack Botermans

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402704130

Category: Games

Page: 192

View: 3399

This first truly authoritative, lavishly photographed history of Tangrams—with more than 2,000 puzzles—reveals the beauty of this ancient Chinese pastime. “A fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets...Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.

Grandfather Tang's Story

Author: Ann Tompert,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 051757487X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2163

Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.

Tangram Puzzles

466 Tricky Shapes to Confound & Astound

Author: Chris Crawford

Publisher: Puzzlewright

ISBN: 9781402797248

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6138

Opening this lie-flat hardcover is like unlocking a treasure chest filled with hundreds of fun puzzles. Solve the mysterious Tangram: a square divided into seven shapes that can be rearranged in hundreds of figures and forms. Use the seven high-quality wooden pieces that are packaged inside this book.


The Ancient Chinese Puzzle

Author: Joost Elffers,Michael Schuyt

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556705816

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 2660

Presented in a box with tray for holding the seven puzzle pieces, this book contains 1600 possible silhouettes, their solutions and general tips on how to solve a tangram.


1,600 Ancient Chinese Puzzles

Author: Joost Elffers,Michael Schuyt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822870389

Category: Games

Page: 200

View: 7242

Tangrams Sticker Book

Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781684122035

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

View: 5373

Challenge your puzzle-solving skills by arranging seven simple shapes into dozens of complex patterns. With just seven simple geometric shapes, Tangrams Sticker Book provides hours of challenging fun for all ages. Each of the 75 puzzles requires you to arrange triangles, squares, and rhomboids in order to create the shape of an object such as an animal, human figure, or vehicle. Using the cardboard practice pieces, readers can figure out the solution before applying the sticker shapes to the page and then decorate the completed figure with more stickers for eyes, mouths, and tails. Simple in concept but challenging in practice, tangram puzzles are a unique way to exercise your brain.

Tangrams Pack

Author: Randy Crawford

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804832090

Category: Games

Page: 72

View: 4427

The tangram, known to the Chinese as the Seven Clever Pieces, is a moving puzzle piece, where designs and figures are made using seven geometric shapes known as tans. The tans are traditionally cut from a square and there are two small, one medium, and two large triangles, one parallelogram, and one square. The most popular way of playing with tangrams is to recreate a shape seen only in silhouette. The rules are simple - match your imagination against the inventiveness of centuries of experts to recreate the pictures in the book - or make up your designs. Solving a difficult puzzle by having the seven tans slide together to create a lively or evocative shape creates a sense of mystery and wonder. Inside this pack are two complete tangrams in contrasting colors and a book that details the history and background of this fascinating art. There are 500 different tangram designs, including 50 original dazzling and complex doubleset designs to tease and tantalize. Full solutions are provided for each puzzle and there are also intructions for competitive play, so two people can duel in an artistic challenge.

Guinness World Records Tangram Puzzles

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609964467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8529

Students can test their tangram skills with Guinness World Records(R). Featuring 30 world records, these are great for independent work, centers, or work at home. --(C)2012 Guinness World Records Limited * www.guinnessworldrecords.com

The Tangram Puzzle Book

A New Approach to the Classic Pieces

Author: David Goodman,Ilan Garibi

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813235205

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 164

View: 4427

"The Tangram is one of the most ancient puzzles in the world, focused on deciphering silhouettes composed with the seven pieces. This book presents a collection of totally different types of puzzles. The puzzles we present here use the pieces as building blocks only, and present many versatile challenges, from all types of recreational mathematics fields. For example, here you will find symmetry puzzles, cover-up puzzles and even a Poker-related puzzle. In several puzzles we will use not all seven pieces but a subset of them, and there are also puzzles for which you will need to join all pieces from two Tangram sets. From the moment we changed the rules (using the seven pieces to decipher silhouettes) we felt that the sky is the limit! There is something magical and enchanting in those seven pieces that enabled us to find many puzzles and challenges! Almost all the puzzles presented are new, unique and original. Some are based on classic puzzles, as well as more modern ones, modified and presented with using the set of Tangram pieces"--

Magnetic Tangrams

Explore the World of Tangram Pictures

Author: Jon Tremaine

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764161995

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2296

Author's name not on book. Author verified from publisher's website.

Half a Century of Pythagoras Magazine

Author: Alex Van Den Brandhof,Jan Guichelaar,Arnout Jaspers

Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America

ISBN: 0883855879

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 2488

Half a Century of Pythagoras Magazine is a selection of the best and most inspiring articles from this Dutch magazine for recreational mathematics. Founded in 1961 and still thriving today, Pythagoras has given generations of high school students in the Netherlands a perspective on the many branches of mathematics that are not taught in schools. The book contains a mix of easy, yet original puzzles, more challenging - and at least as original – problems, as well as playful introductions to a plethora of subjects in algebra, geometry, topology, number theory and more. Concepts like the sudoku and the magic square are given a whole new dimension. One of the first editors was a personal friend of world famous Dutch graphic artist Maurits Escher, whose 'impossible objects' have been a recurring subject over the years. Articles about his work are part of a special section on 'Mathematics and Art'. While many books on recreational mathematics rely heavily on 'folklore', a reservoir of ancient riddles and games that are being recycled over and over again, most of the puzzles and problems in Half a Century of Pythagoras Magazine are original, invented for this magazine by Pythagoras' many editors and authors over the years. Some are no more than cute little brainteasers which can be solved in a minute, others touch on profound mathematics and can keep the reader entranced indefinitely. Smart high school students and anyone else with a sharp and inquisitive mind will find in this book a treasure trove which is rich enough to keep his or her mind engaged for many weeks and months.

Modern Classic Puzzles

Author: Peter Grabarchuk

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402748086

Category: Games

Page: 335

View: 1173

Created by an art director at the Puzzles.COM website, these phenomenal original brainbusters—more than 200 of them—will stimulate your potential for thinking outside the box. Arranged from easiest to hardest, they’re especially devised for mind-expanding visual solving. And all it takes to crack their mysteries are a pencil, an eraser, patience, and, of course, boundless imagination! Arrange a hinged chain of 11 squares of different sizes into one large square—without overlapping them. Play two-hole billiards on the page, sending two balls into their respective pockets in just two strokes. Figure out how eight patterned cars fit into a checkered parking lot so their colors match the background exactly. Floor plans, tangrams, matchstick puzzles: the variety is amazing!

Better Than Book Reports

More Than 40 Creative Projects for Responding to Literature, Grades 2-6

Author: Christine Boardman Moen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590492133

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3141

Dozens of creative alternatives to the traditional book report including brochures, culture kits, story trees, greeting cards, tangram tales, and more. Includes easy-to-follow models.

Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes

Author: Grace MacCarone,Marilyn Burns

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442008755


Page: 32

View: 4394

Three pigs acquire some magic shapes, which they use for various purposes, some smart and some not so smart

The Anchor Puzzle Book

The Amazing Stories of More Than 50 New Puzzles Made of Stone

Author: Jerry Slocum,Dieter Gebhardt,Jack Botermans,Harold Raizer,Dic Sonneveld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890980092

Category: Tangrams

Page: 152

View: 3512

Tangram Puzzle Book, The: A New Approach To The Classic Pieces

Author: Goodman David Hillel,Garibi Ilan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813234024

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 164

View: 2752

THE TANGRAM is one of the oldest types of dissection puzzles in the world that originated from China. It traditionally requires the participant to arrange seven pieces (or "tans") into a shape just by looking at the given silhouette. LEARN WHILE PLAYING The puzzles in this unique book are fresh, innovative and compelling. The puzzle pieces are building units for puzzles that boost mental dexterity with a variety of challenges from various fields of recreational mathematics. Come on and play with symmetry puzzles, cover-up puzzles and self-similarity puzzles to increase your skill and mental acuity! NEW PUZZLE DESIGNS To add variety and challenge, some of the puzzles may not use all seven pieces of the Tangram set, while others may use pieces from two or more sets. The authors utilize a creative twist in this collection that is different from classic Tangram puzzles: Most of the puzzles do not allow connections between the pieces unless they share a common edge. With this slight change to the rules, an entirely new universe of Tangram puzzles and challenges is unleashed to delight the puzzle solver! PROVIDES HOURS OF FUN The majority of the puzzles in this book are new and original. They range in difficulty to suit various levels of puzzle enthusiasts. Some selections are based upon famous classic puzzles while others are modified to stimulate and captivate the puzzlist as they have done for more than a thousand years! Printable Tangram Set (40 KB) Contents: Preface Thanks Introduction to Tangram Glossary of Terms How to Use this Book Tangram Set Puzzles Incomplete Tangram Set Puzzles Multiple-Set Tangram Puzzles Beyond the Tangram Appendix References Readership: Puzzle and riddle lovers. Keywords: Puzzle;Tangram;Geometry;Symmetry;Recreational MathematicsReview: Key Features: Many new, unique and original puzzles A huge collection of flat puzzles and activities for all ages and levels Both educational and fun; highly challenging puzzles

A Muse and a Maze

Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic

Author: Peter Turchi

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 5503

With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic—the creation of credible illusion—that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi’s associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process.

The Paper Puzzle Book

All You Need is Paper!

Author: Ilan Garibi,David Goodman,Yossi Elran

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813202405

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 130

View: 6565

All the puzzles inside are made out of paper from simple teasers to extreme brain workouts!