Rubik's Cube Solving Instructions

The Think Maths guide to solving a Rubik's Cube will take you through a simple method for solving a scrambled cube.
Age groups relevant for by Key Stage:
Possible duration of tasks:
Up to 30 mins,
30 mins - 1 hour,
1 hour – 2 hours,
2 hours +

Equipment needed

Rubik's cubes (for an easier time, you can get smoother-turning speed cubes; various types are available at

Curriculum Topics Covered

Spatial reasoning; problem solving; algorithms

These worksheets accompany the videos below. Watching the videos through will help you to learn a layer-by-layer solve, and the same solving method is outlined on the worksheets, with appropriate diagrams. The method can be learned individually, or by whole class groups with teacher support. For more information about these resources, or to ask about Think Maths Rubik's Cube solving workshops, email

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