Thirty years ago Ronald Reagan became president, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back raked in the biggest box office gross, Post-It Notes launched along with the Sony Walkman and TV network CNN! That same year Rubik’s Cube was invented. Over the years Rubik’s Cube has evolved a lot. Just last year the company introduced a special Rubik’s TouchCube. Now Rubik’s Cube is evolving into a tool to help kids become more engaged in math and science. Rubik’s Cube has created a special Rubik’s Cube Math Education Kit designed for schools and youth organizations to use to encourage kids in grades 3 through 12 to become interested in math and science.
The kit comes with 12 cubes as the cube provides a visual way to teach fractions, measurement, geometry, and algebra. Lessons plans are also included for teachers that show them how to use Rubik’s cube as a memorization, sequencing, problem solving, and confidence-building tool. The Rubik’s Cube Math Education Kit comes with 12 Rubik’s Cubes, 12 printed Solution Guides, 1 instructional DVD, 1 CD with 12 math lessons/activities, 1 CD with 12 math lessons/activities, 2 sign out sheets, 2 activity sheets, 2 posters, 4 stickers, and 2 certificates.
Also, in honor of their 30th anniversary, they have set up the You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube web site, we’re not only can you obtain the education kit, but it also has a special section which unlocks the secrets of the Rubik’s Cube and teaches kids how to solve its puzzles.