Part 1: Encourage your child to solve a Rubik's cube without any assistance or understanding of the strategy behind solving it. How did they go?
Part 2: After they've had a red hot go, use the Rubick.com's solution guide to explore how algebraic ideas can help you solve the puzzle with your child.
This activity will help your child or teen see just how connected maths is to puzzles and problem solving. In this case, solving the puzzle isn't down to luck and chance - it's maths!