- Step 1: Check out Rubiks.com Check out the official web site at rubiks.com for a list of 11 algorithms to help you move any square on the cube from one place to another.
- Step 2: Form a cross Form a cross on the top or white face of the cube by lining up the six white squares through the center square in both directions.
- TIP: The center squares of each side never move and will tell you what color that side needs to be.
- Step 3: Finish the white face Finish the white face while focusing on the layer below it -- twist the top layer to align the colors for each side.
- Step 4: Solve the middle layer Solve the middle layer, which only has four edge pieces with two colors each, since the middle squares don't move using any of the algorithms.
- Step 5: Complete the last layer and bottom Complete the last layer and the yellow face on the bottom by starting with the corners that contain a yellow square and two other colors.
- TIP: The last layer is the most difficult and will require several algorithms to position everything correctly and solve.
- Step 6: Position corners Position the four corners before moving them into their solved locations by following the algorithms.
- Step 7: Finish cube Finish the cube using the last algorithms and moving the edge pieces with a yellow side and one other color into the correct spot.
- FACT: While the Rubik's cube has 54 faces, it has only 20 pieces that need to be solved since many sides are linked together.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Rubik's cube
- Good memory
- Quiet room