1. a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designs
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  • I should say the name 'tangram' was probably invented by an American some little time before 1864 and after 1847, but I cannot find it in print before the 1864 edition of Amusements in Mathematics
  • Raytheon's MathMovesU invites visitors to create your own roller coaster, construct life-size tangram puzzles, relax in their Cyber Café and more. Archive 2009-09-01
  • The test is a tangram, forcing you to fit as many as needed of the pieces given into the shape of a rectangle. The Tail Section » 2008 » August
  • Tangrams consist of two small triangles, one medium triangle (the size of two small ones joined), a parallelogram and square (also equal to two small triangles), and two large triangles, equal to four small ones.
  • The column introduced the public to puzzles and concepts such as fractals and Chinese tangram puzzles, as well as the work of artist M.C. Escher. Martin Gardner, Layman's Mathematician And Fierce Foe Of Pseudoscience, Dies At 95
  • The Tangram from the square is the geometry's invention in the East. The form's game could provide the endless combinations of the geometric pattern.
  • On the appearance of this magazine article, the late Sir James Murray, the eminent philologist, tried, with that amazing industry that characterized all his work, to trace the word "tangram" to its source. Amusements in Mathematics
  • Tangram, an ancient Chinese puzzle , are said to have a history that goes back many thousands of years.
  • Of indeterminate age - at least 150 but maybe much older, say, dating back to Pythagoras and his right triangles - the 7 tangram pieces (credited by some sources to the Chinese) can form countless different designs.
  • The sharp-witted column, packed with cultural references, humor and accessible logic puzzles instead of academic jargon, featured the mathematical concepts behind fractals, Chinese tangram puzzles, and the art of surrealist M.C. Escher. Martin Gardner, 95, a journalist, provided in-depth analysis of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat
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