Teaching to Solve

Not sure how to get started? Here are some resources.

We have resources to appeal to different learning styles.  Our Learn to Solve curriculum includes detailed lessons to teach each stage of the cube.  The lessons use appropriate math vocabulary and make connections to related math concepts.  In addition, we have songs and chants to help students remember the algorithms. Other resources, including a sample schedule and teaching tips, help motivate learners of all ages.
 

Lesson 1: Meeting the Cube

Lesson 1: Meeting the Cube

​In this lesson, students will learn the parts of the Rubik’s Cube and how they move. They will learn the notation for each of the moves of the cube and practice following sequences of turns. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box.

Teacher Guide

PowerPoint Presentation

Animated Video

Solving the 2x2 Rubik’s Cube

Solving the 2x2 Rubik’s Cube

Learning to solve the 2x2 cube uses 3 of the same algorithms that are used in our 3x3 solve. The 2x2 is a good introduction to cubing because the goal is achieved with fewer steps. It is good for solvers of all ages.

PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson 2: Teaching the WHITE Cross

Lesson 2: Teaching the WHITE Cross

Having learned the basic structure and moves of the cube, students will learn how to make the WHITE cross in this lesson. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box. Note the NEW Daisy Method for solving the WHITE Cross.

NEW Daisy Method for the WHITE Cross Teacher Guide

NEW Daisy Method for the WHITE Cross PowerPoint

Lesson with Chants & Songs

Animated Video - Daisy Method for WHITE Cross

Lesson 3: Teaching the WHITE Corners

Lesson 3: Teaching the WHITE Corners

Having learned to solve the WHITE cross, students will learn to solve the WHITE corners in this lesson. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box.

Teacher Guide - Updated

PowerPoint Presentation - Updated

Lesson with Chants & Songs

Animated Video (Updated Method)

 Lesson 4: Teaching the Middle Layer

Lesson 4: Teaching the Middle Layer

Having mastered the WHITE face, in this lesson students will learn how to solve the middle layer of the cube. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box.

Teacher Guide

PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson with Chants & Songs

Animated Video

 Lesson 5: Teaching the YELLOW Face

Lesson 5: Teaching the YELLOW Face

Having solved 2/3 of the cube, students will learn how to solve the YELLOW face in this lesson. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box.

Teacher Guide

PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson with Chants & Songs

Animated Video

Lesson 6: Position the YELLOW Edges and Corners

Lesson 6: Position the YELLOW Edges and Corners

Having solved the YELLOW face, students will learn the final stages of solving the cube. Download the resources for this lesson by clicking the buttons in this box.

Teacher Guide

PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson with Chants & Songs

Animated Video

Rewards, Posters

Rewards, Posters

Download some Rubik’s swag to engage your students.

3x3 Solved Certificate

Badges

Poster for 3x3 Cube

2x2 Solved Certificate


 Rubik’s Cube Units and Lessons

Classroom Resources

Engaging units and lessons that incorporate the Rubik’s Cube into your curriculum. Guides, posters, and other resources also available for download.

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Build Mosaics with Rubik’s Cubes

Build Mosaics

​Use our templates or create your own design. Borrow 50, 100, 225. or larger mosaic sets.

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You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube Competitions

Learn about Cube Competitions

Grab your cube and practice your moves because now you can host or attend a competition.

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