Welcome Rubik's Cubers
Middle School students in all grades are welcome to attend the Yo-Yo and Rubik's cube club during lunch each and every Tuesday. You may attend or sit out on any Tuesday as you choose. Certificates awarded during Club awards in April will be presented based on the club signup sheet. If you didn't officially sign up, please let Mr. Colby know so he can add you to the official club list.
Students get their lunch and gather at the picnic tables near the middle school courtyard. Students are welcome to bring their own yo-yo, Rubik's cube, or puzzle, or they may borrow one from Mr. Colby.
We eat lunch together, enjoy each other's company, and learn to solve Rubik's cubes and puzzles.
Students may choose to compete in a friendly Rubik's cube competition in the spring. Details of this contest may be found below.
Rubik's Cube Competition
Rubik's Cube Competition
Club awards will be held on Thursday, April 23.
Here are the rules for the contest:
1) The contest is completely voluntary, but any Middle School student who is not a past champion may compete.
2) Students must qualify for the contest by successfully solving a 3 by 3 cube in under two-minutes. Mr. Colby will time each contestant's qualifying round. Students may attempt to qualify as many times as necessary prior to the contest date (Tuesday, April 14). The finals will occur on April 14, qualifying rounds may be done on any date up to March 24.
3) Students who have qualified on or before March 24 will compete head to head to solve a 3 by 3 cube the fastest on the contest date (Tuesday, April 14).
4) Students may use their own cube on the head to head final competition, but the cube must be given to Mr. Colby the day before the contest.
5) Mr. Colby will mix all cubes identically for the final contest.
6) The contest winner will win the Giant Rubik's Cube pictured below.
Rubik's Cube Videos
The videos below could be helpful when learning to solve different Rubik's cubes. Everybody learns differently, but I will share the method that worked best for me. Allie was very kind to teach me the first few steps. She taught me one step at a time. I learned that step, then practiced it over and over again until I was certain I had it memorized. Only then did I learn the next step. This is the same way I used the instructional videos. You will have many friends to help you during club time, but to truly master any of these solutions you will need to dedicate so time on your own to practice.