Please forward this error screen to 209. Please forward this error screen to 209. Like most modern sets, this wooden tangram puzzles for kids 8 years old math stored in the square configuration. The origin of the word ‘tangram’ is unclear.
The ‘tan-‘ element is variously conjectured to be Chinese t’an ‘to extend’ or Cantonese t’ang ‘Chinese’. A caricature published in France in 1818, when the tangram craze was at its peak. The caption reads: ” ‘Take care of yourself, you’re not made of steel. The fire has almost gone out and it is winter. It kept me busy all night. Excuse me, I will explain it to you. You play this game, which is said to hail from China.
And I tell you that what Paris needs right now is to welcome that which comes from far away. The tangram had already existed in China for a long time when it was first brought to America by Captain M. Donnaldson, on his ship, Trader, in 1815. When it docked in Canton, the captain was given a pair of author Sang-Hsia-koi’s tangram books from 1815.
They were then brought with the ship to Philadelphia, where it docked in February 1816. The puzzle was originally popularized by The Eighth Book Of Tan, a fictitious history of the tangram, which claimed that the game was invented 4,000 years prior by a god named Tan. The book included 700 shapes, some of which are impossible to solve. The puzzle eventually reached England, where it became very fashionable. The craze quickly spread to other European countries.