19 de maig 2014

Happy 40th Birthday, Rubik's Cube!

Today Google Doodle is honouring Rubik's Cube on its 40th birthday by allowing users to try to solve a virtual cube. The Rubik’s Cube was invented back in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Ernő Rubik.

I've been a fan of this puzzle for years, and I always carry it with me in my travels and my volunteer trips. When I visit Shanti Bhavan I always bring some cubes. Somehow I could say I've been an ambassador for this toy worldwide. At UdiGital.edu we have a LEGO Rubik solver and we use it very often in our robotics workhops for children.

I really think Rubik's Cube is a good teaching resource that can help with geometry, algebra, algorithms, direction-following, memorization, problem solving, perseverance, and it also gives students a sense of accomplishment. 

Long live Rubik's Cube!

A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you. Ernő Rubik.

2 comentaris:

noica ha dit...

Hi, Eduard. Have you seen this article in 'Jot down?' It's about the Cube: http://www.jotdown.es/2014/05/rubik-el-cubo-que-volvio-locos-a-los-terricolas/

Eduard Muntaner Perich ha dit...

No l'havia vist, gràcies!! :)