I did receive 3 Rubik’s cubes and 1 on 1 instruction. This was to facilitate this post and all opinions shared here are 100% my own.
Throughout my life, I have picked up the
Using the Rubik’s Cube for Learning
When the time came for us to take the class, I have to be
honest, we weren’t tracking with it. There were promises of a phone call with
the woman at Rubik’s Cube who would help me to learn how to solve it if I
didn’t follow along well with the class.
I scheduled it and spent the 2 days leading up to the call
with her trying my best to figure out the cube on my own. I watched YouTube
videos, tried to follow the guidebook she provided, and threw the thing at the
couch more than once if I am honest.
I learned a few lessons on that call with her.
Let me share some of what I learned as well as a few ways
solving the rubik’s cube is a skill you should consider adding to your
homeschool or classroom experience.
The centers never
On every side of the cube, the centers are the piece that will not move. These
centers will stay the same color and give you a great guide about what should
be on that face of the cube.
Find a single
Turning the cubes around in your hand repeatedly can
actually work against you. Instead, find a center to focus on and work from
there. I recommend using the booklet provided to you on the Rubik’s cube
website to understand the movements of your cube.
Work the steps
In the information provided to you, there are
steps to be followed. I suggest working the steps one at a time and being sure
to keep in mind which direction things need to be turned
Why should students try to solve the Rubik’s cube?
Many people will dismiss the Rubik’s cube as a learning tool. However, it has many applications for education that could benefit children. Let me share a few of the skills you can learn as well as some of the ways Rubik’s cube is being used in classrooms and homeschool clubs.
This helps with
In order to solve the cube, you have to be willing to follow directions exactly as they are shown. This means slowing down and focusing.
There are competitions for each grade level. You can find more information about those here: https://www.youcandothecube.com/competitions/regional-competitions/
There are group learning options. Homeschool groups and classrooms can rent the cubes for classes or group learning from here: https://www.youcandothecube.com/lending-library