An Introduction to the Rubik's Cube [De-Cal]

Math 98/198 (1 unit)

Posted: December 8, 2004
Primary Facilitator: Susan Wei
Other Facilitators: Max Delgadillo
Faculty Sponsor: Hartshorne

Day & Time
1 M 4-5P Jan 24 3 Evans 33

This DeCal aims to provide the insight and knowledge necessary to solve a Rubik's Cube quickly, focusing less on memorizing sets of moves and more on the intution and mathematics that explains them. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; everyone can learn from this introduction to solving the Rubik's Cube!

DeCal Site
Rubik's Cube Moves
Rubik's Cube Animator

Watch this guy [.mov] do the cube in 20 seconds flat!

Enrollment Instructions: The class is FULL.

Check this page often for updates, news, and course materials. New messages will appear above older ones.

2/20/2005: We don't really know what we're doing anymore. But if you want to pass this class, we recommend that you master the first layer (at the least) for Monday. We are willing to offer as much help as needed for every student to make progress. Please appeal directly to Susan or Max if you feel that the pace of the class is too slow or too fast.

2/8/2005: Play with the Rubik's Cube Animator - we'll try to use it during our next meeting.

1/28/2005: Note the room change; now we can accomodate everyone!

1/24/2005: First day of class! Please resolve scheduling issues with Susan. Otherwise, get prepped for next week by reading the course syllabus and the basic moves of a Rubik's cube.