This ancient Chinese puzzle has intrigued people for centuries. A tangram is a classic puzzle that appeals to the young and old, the serious and the carefree, as well as the blind. A number of geometric shapes lie side-by-side to make up a larger, complete puzzle. But each shape itself is divided up into two or three triangles which must be neatly combined before you have a square or parallelogram - which you can then use as an integral puzzle piece to get the tangram back together. (In fact, it is all these individual triangles forming larger shapes, which, in turn, make up a complete puzzle that has earned tangrams a permanent place in math classes around the world.)
This tangram makes a stunning gift. The solid wood pieces fit into a wooden tray (at least they do when we ship your puzzle to you). And you also get a five-inch square wooden box to store the entire set in. Its simple, yet ingenious design will keep everyone eagerly offering suggestions as to where each piece should go Measures about 5 in. by 5 in. by 1 in. Weighs: 6.8 oz.