STEAM Coded Tangrams
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Tangram puzzles have been used for centuries to learn shapes and develop spacial skills. This book fascinates young minds with its drag/drop or animated solutions to tangram puzzles as it moves, rotates, and flips the tangram shapes into the puzzle outline. Its simplicity and detailed explanation offers older minds a way to code their own tangram puzzle. This book is written for young and old alike. A perfect way for anyone to start learning to code.
There are 2 section of the book, with the first being the tangram puzzles. The second section of the book explains how to code your own tangram puzzle using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a web standard. A template with the code is included in the book and available on STEAMcoded.org website. Everything is explained so that the reader can create their own tangram puzzle from puzzle images widely available on the internet, and then see it solved as the shapes are animated into their tangram puzzle outline.
This practical and fun approach helps anyone learn to code while practicing the principles of STEM and creating Art. Author, Jay Nick demonstrates how to create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) tangram shapes, then rotate and position them to solve a tangram puzzle. All done with a simple text editor. Save the file and open it in a browser - all you need is a computer, nothing more.
Visit http://www.steamcoded.org to learn more. It’s fun. It’s easy. It's practical. It's relevant.
Great tool for learning
Simple and easy to understand...even for me!
Fun and educational for all ages!
My kids and I love this book! It's great to have on my phone so we can read it and play with it together no matter where we are!