Teachers instil a “You CAN Do It” attitude among students in the classroom using the Rubik’s Cube as a teaching tool and self-esteem booster. The You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program, back for its second full school year, has students in the U.S. determined to unlock this iconic puzzle’s secret.
Designed to foster life lessons such as problem-solving, negotiation, and teamwork, the program provides teachers fun, hands-on educational activities that are aligned with national and state curriculum frameworks, major math text books, and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and support STEM disciplines.
Thirty years after its introduction to America, the Rubik’s Cube today continues to remain true to inventor Dr. Erno Rubik’s original vision of the Cube being used as a teaching tool.
Currently, over 1,600 schools and hundreds of afterschool programs in the U.S. are enrolled in the You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program – and in all 50 states.
Free lesson plans on YouCanDoTheCube.com and classroom kits show educators and youth leaders how to use the Rubik’s Cube as a fun yet challenging tool to teach fundamental math disciplines like area, perimeter, volume, angles, and algorithms.
“This looks to be a very exciting school year for the You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube Program as more and more students are proving that they can solve the Rubik’s Cube with dedicated time, effort, and perseverance,” said Holly Riehl, senior VP of You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube.
“With the launch of the program’s new Competition Guide, dozens of schools are hosting regional competitions as well, highlighting their students’ talents throughout the year.”
Since its release in 1980, the Rubik’s Cube has since found its way into over 350 million homes worldwide.
The new You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube initiative is a U.S. campaign aimed at teaching youth how to solve the Rubik’s Cube and experience the many benefits of this accomplishment.
Math lessons have been designed to use the Rubik’s Cube to help teachers engage students with an interactive and tangible way to learn the many math disciplines.