Rubik’s Cube Solving

Ever tried speed cubing?! How about blind solving?!

If the answer is ‘no’, then you probably haven’t discovered the twisting world of the Rubik’s Cube. Since its introduction in 1980, 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide – making it the bestselling toy of all time! It is one of the most satisfying, engaging, yet frustrating inventions ever!

Algebraic helps students by understanding the logic and algorithms of this intriguing toy. Because the Rubik’s Cube is so uniquely infuriating, our sessions engender a sense of achievement like no other once the child learns it can be solved!

Benefits of solving a Rubik’s Cube:

  • Improves spatial awareness.
  • Exercises the brain by using both sides.
  • Teaches the importance of persistence, trying and failing, and the need for practice.
  • Encourages children to look for patterns.
  • Inspires forward thinking and planning.

Areas covered in Rubik’s Cube sessions:

  • Identifying and understanding the parts and basic layout of the cube
  • Understanding the mathematical permutations and combinations of cube solving
  • Introduction to different solution algorithms – PLL / OLL / F2L
  • /span>Speedcubing tips and tricks
  • Performance measurement
  • Self-challenging
  • Visualization and pattern recognition skills development

Interaction with team members

Children learn about basic principles of robotics, including the building blocks, sensors and how they interact with the command and controls. They do this through hands-on robot-building and programming; focusing on mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science.

Brief history of the Rubik’s Cube:

  • 1944 – Erno Rubik (the Rubik’s Cube inventor) was born
  • 1974 – First cube prototype designed.
  • 1975 – Sold for the first time in a Budapest toy shop, but it goes by the name of ‘Magic Cube’.
  • 1980 – Changes its name to Rubik’s Cube.
  • 1982 – First Rubik’s Cube Championships held.
  • 2007 – Erno Rubik awards prizes at World Championships.
  • 2013 – New Rubik’s Cube is released with tougher tiles and more durable action mechanisms.

Did you know? There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion) different ways to scramble a Rubik’s Cube!