Rubik's Cube Mosaic
Where Math and Art Connect
When you think of art, are algorithms the first thing that jump into your mind? Well, for the Puma students, math and art sometimes go hand in hand. Each year, the Puma students participate in a Rubik's cube challenge "You Can Do the Cube", in which they work collaboratively to create their math/art project. "You Can Do the Cube" has turned out to be a wonderful mathematical program for our 7th grade students. We are loaned 225 cubes for 6 weeks. First they try to solve the cube (mathematical algorithm) and then they build the mosaic. AND IT'S FREE!! A few years back, Mr. Bloise engineered a frame for the students' collective work, so the students can showcase their project with others. For more information on this unique integration of learning, check out: You Can Do the Cube.