Alphabet Tangram Worksheets and Cards Aa—Zz
Number Tangram Worksheets (Christmas Version)
SOON: Number Tangram Cards 0—100 (Small, Medium, Large) with number names separately available in English and in Filipino (Tagalog)
Skills developed: Perceptual speed, inspection, logical reasoning, creative thinking, bilateral integration, and spatial visualization
Perceptual speed is the ability to see differences and similarities among letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns in order to identify them quickly and accurately.
Inspection skills involve recognition of parts, thereby improving a child’s ability to discern in the future. These skills also involve understanding the big picture by viewing the whole and not just its parts as well as the ability to find defects in assembled structures. Inspection skills develop attention, speed, and accuracy.
Logical thinking is the process of consistently using reasoning to discern the truth, solve problems, come to a conclusion, and make good decisions. Problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, relationships between facts, and chains of analysis and interpretation that make sense.
Creative thinking uses the imagination to draw conclusions, to produce a broad range of ideas for solutions, to develop uncommon or original methods of solving a problem, and to put new ideas and concepts to a practical use.
Bilateral integration/coordination refers to the ability to use both sides of the body in a coordinated way. An example of this is stabilizing paper with one hand while cutting with the other. This is required to perform fine motor activities (such as coloring, drawing, writing, cutting, and pasting) and gross motor activities (such as pedaling a bicycle, climbing stairs, and catching/throwing a ball). Being able to coordinate both sides of the body is an indication that both sides of the brain are communicating and sharing information with each other.
Spatial logic is the ability to visualize and understand the relationships of objects and their positions in space. Visual-spatial skills enable a child to solve geometric problems. These skills are important components of handwriting and many other movement-based activities.