Shifting Shapes

The shifting shape exhibit.

Discover how shapes combine in a hands-on geometric puzzle.

How it Works

Complete the tangrams provided using pieces of various shapes and sizes, then try your hand at reconstructing a dissected pyramid.

Things to Try or Ask Around the Exhibit

Is there more than one way to complete each puzzle? Can you prove it?


Studying puzzles like these helped mathematicians make significant discoveries in areas like geometry.

Finding the Science in Your World

When stacking objects for transportation it's important to know how objects fit together and what shapes they create!