Comparing Area with Tangrams: Support Notes

Note that the translations for “shaded” in the word chart for this task are “En color,” “En couleur” and “Colorido” (In English “in color/colored”). 

The exact translations for “shaded” in the Romance Languages may be unfamiliar to students. The translations are often used in a technical manner – for example, the “shading employed by an artist in a painting,” as in the “tonal” differences in a painting. Other translations for “shaded” strongly connote “shadow(s)” -- the shade cast by an object in the presence of light. Hence, the expression to “shade something in” (e.g., bubbles, boxes) is less common than in English. If the student is unfamiliar with the translation provided, consider using the alternatives “in color/colored.”