Mind-boggling Rubik's Cube is back -- in class

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2010 - 2:22 PM

Looking outside the box, local teachers take a creative approach to teaching valuable lessons.

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bloganNov. 4, 10 8:18 AM

There's a Rubik's Cube competition on Saturday in Minneapolis. See http://www.cubingusa.com/cubetcha/ for details.

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jimr4271Nov. 4, 10 8:22 AM

The young girl in the first picture looks just thrilled with the whole process.

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jaco0268Nov. 4, 1010:07 AM

So the story starts in New Prague, and then goes to Mr. Croatt's class in Burnsville. It's a double connection since Mr. Croatt went to school in New Prague. Wacky!!!

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ragemachineNov. 4, 1010:40 AM

anything that gets kids to like math is ok in my book

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mohawk1953Nov. 4, 1011:04 AM

You're a failure. How about teaching some basic math and english so that kids know how to make change, balance a checkbook, and write a complete sentence with no spelling or grammatical errors.

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barbaraj77Nov. 4, 1011:47 AM

yeah when we were in school they didn't let us play with ours. NOT FAIR...OMG....Sniff

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othermiscNov. 4, 1012:13 PM

Putting aside the fact your response had a grammatical error, I think it is fair to assume that a teacher can introduce a new lesson plan (in this case, the Rubik's cube) without the end result being children are no longer taught addition or how to write a complete sentence.

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hope4allNov. 4, 1012:41 PM

with all the standardized tests they are cramming down children's throats

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hope4allNov. 4, 1012:43 PM

were the worst things even invented, essays are way better kids because they let kids explain their point of views and thoughts and why they think what they do about a certain topic, teachers are so busy getting kids to memorize test answers now that hardly any real learning takes place

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davehougNov. 4, 1012:46 PM

All my cubes got tossed after never matching. Now I hear it IS possible for non-genius types.

Just lost my last shred of dignity on this subject. :)

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