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Learn to solve the Rubik’s Cube as a STEM educational activity.

STEM Cubing was approved as an after-school program during the 2019-2020 school year at Ramona Academy in the Ontario-Montclair School District.

"STEM Cubing provides an invaluable experience for students that will engage them in a meaningful and enriching way! I highly recommend this for all students!"
Mr. Ricky Ramirez
Principal, Ramona Communication Arts Academy

STEM Cubing, Inc., offers schools a way to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) into their present curriculum to better prepare their students for the technologically challenging World ahead. This activity drills into students the ability to concentrate for several minutes at a time and to help develop new learning skills that pivots them towards greater understanding of science and mathematics related topics. This after-school hands-on, highly engaging, FUN activity of learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube will help introduce students to the complex ideas of pattern recognition, logical thinking, clockwise and counter-clockwise rotational effects and thinking ahead strategies that will lead to improvement in students’ memory, focus and concentration.

Rubik’s cube is much more than just a toy. Learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube promotes enthusiasm for learning, sense of accomplishment, pride, motivation and confidence. For those who are willing to put up the effort, this activity will also result in students becoming more focused in doing their work and be able to apply logical thinking in their everyday life. During each session, students will learn to apply complex multi-step algorithms while recognizing and differentiating multiple patterns that will gently lead them into solving the Rubik’s cube.

Testimonials

STEM Cubing Letter by Mr Ramirez

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Please see below how students in China are benefiting from learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube in their classrooms.
Rubik’s Cube Classes Giving Kids Competitive Edge in China:

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One of my fourth grade student solving the 3x3 Rubik's cube.

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About the Instructor

The STEM Cubing, Inc. was founded by Mr. Anwar M Farooq, who has a degree in electrical engineering from University of New Orleans.

Mr. Farooq is passionate about the Rubik’s Cubes and he can solve and teach how to solve from the 2x2x2 Rubik’s cube all the way to 20x20x20 Rubik’s Cubes.

Mr. Farooq is a retired teacher who taught mathematics for the past 25 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, including the past 15 years as a high school mathematics teacher. At the high school, he also formed and sponsored a popular Rubik’s Cube club.

Presently, Mr. Farooq is a teacher at a private school in the city of Pomona, California, where he teaches mathematics and science along with how to solve the Rubik’s cube as a STEM activity. He also teaches Rubik’s cube at various elementary schools in Ontario/Montclair area.

Mr. Farooq teaches a simpler and more intuitive method for solving the Rubik’s Cube that he calls the ‘Farooq Method’ that kids as young as seven or eight years old find as a fun and easy way to master the cube.

Mr. Farooq holds three U.S patents and following three full-time Clear, valid California teaching credentials:

  • Single Subject Mathematics
  • Multiple Subject: Science and Mathematics
  • Adult School Designated Subject: Mathematics

You can find more information about Mr. Farooq at: www.mrfarooq.com

Please watch the instructor as he solves the 7x7x7 Rubik's cube.
Please watch the instructor solve the 10x10x10 Rubik's cube.

Invitation to School Administrators

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics

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Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube by an easier method, The Farooq Method!

I Can Set Up and Run a Powerful STEM after-school Activity at Your School.

STEM Cubing was approved as an after-school program during the 2019-2020 school year at Ramona Academy in the Ontario-Montclair School District.

I will teach your students to Solve the Rubik’s Cube at your school using the Farooq Method, an easier, intuitive layer by layer method, where kids as young as seven or eight years old can master the cube.

My Rubik’s cube classes are popular with both students and parents. The enthusiasm of parents and participating students is very good and 100% students participate in each class and they eagerly seek instructions and show great behavior and happily practice during class. Parent have told me that now that their kids are learning to solve the Rubik’s cube, they are not as much interested in playing video games and have stopped watching tv and spend most of their free time just practicing the cube at home.

I am an expert in solving and teaching every Rubik’s cube from 2x2x2 to 20x20x20. I start with the most popular 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube and then from there usually the high achievers and gifted students show interest in learning 4x4x4 and higher cubes.

The STEM after-school program setup at a school requires ZERO investment by the school under plan 1 as I bring a classroom set and also replace all lost, broken or stolen Rubik’s Cube free of charge.

Please choose a plan. We offer two plans for schools: Plan 1 & Plan2.

Plan 1: 10-week After-School STEM program. ZERO investment Needed.
(Once a week, one-hour class for 10 weeks)
  1. No upfront investment needed for the participating school.
  2. All Rubik’s cubes will belong to the STEM cubing, Inc. and will be provided free of charge to all participating students
  3. STEM cubing Inc. will be responsible for all lost, stolen or broken Rubik’s cubes and will promptly replace them as needed so there will always be a full classroom set available to the students.
  4. The instructor will arrive at the school site 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the STEM activity.
  5. This 10-week STEM after-school activity will be set up at your school and is very reasonably priced.
  6. Electronic display and timers will be made available for students to practice for competitions.
  7. High quality, brightly colored, sticker-less 3x3x3 Rubik’s cubes will be offered to students to buy for a nominal charge. This price includes engraving a two-letter initial on the sold cubes for personalization
  8. Students will be awarded a sticker after the solving of the Rubik’s cube. A Rubik’s Cube metal full color pin is available for extra charge.
  9. At the school’s discretion and approval, grade level contests can be held to select fastest solvers to win prizes.
  10. Guaranteed results. We guarantee that every student who will diligently apply themselves will be able to learn to solve the Rubik’s cube.
  11. No long-term commitment. Cancel any time by just paying for the completed sessions.
  12. Schools can decide on classroom size. Recommended classroom size is 20 students per session. Extra sessions can be added at a nominal charge.
Plan 2: 10-week After-School STEM program with Modest Investment
(Once a week, one-hour class for 10 weeks)
  1. Participating schools will buy (from any source) and maintain the inventory of Rubik’s cubes and will be responsible for any lost, stolen or broken cubes per your school policy.
  2. The participating schools will make available a full classroom set of Rubik’s cubes to the instructor every activity period.
  3. STEM cubing Inc. will be NOT be responsible for any lost, stolen or broken Rubik’s cubes.
  4. The instructor will arrive at the school site 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the STEM activity.
  5. The 10-week activity class is offered at a very reasonable cost. Each one-hour session costs approximately the same as a substitute teacher’s wage.
  6. Electronic display and timers will be made available for students to practice and decrease solving time for competitions
  7. High quality, brightly colored, sticker-less 3x3x3 Rubik’s cubes will be offered to students to buy for a nominal charge to take home for practice. The price will include engraving a two-letter initial on the sold cubes for personalization.
  8. Students will be awarded a sticker after solving of the Rubik’s cube. A Rubik’s Cube metal full color pin is available for an extra charge.
  9. At the school’s discretion and approval, grade level contests can be held to select fastest solvers to win prizes (official digital timers will be used for accuracy).
  10. Guaranteed results. We guarantee that every student who will diligently apply themselves will be able to learn to solve the Rubik’s cube.
  11. No long-term commitment. Cancel any time by just paying for the finished sessions.

For additional information or questions, please call Anwar Farooq at (909) 764-9172

STEM cubing, Inc.

4133 Howard Street,

Montclair, CA 91763

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Sample school letter that can be sent to parents to encourage them to enroll their child in this program:

Challenge Your Child to Learn How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube!

YOUR SCHOOL NAME is proud to offer a free after-school STEM activity that can help your child develop interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by teaching them how to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Students who know the 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube can learn 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5×5 or bigger cubes.

Learning to solve the Rubik’s cube is associated with enhancing valuable skills such as:

 Problem Solving * Increasing Concentration * Pattern Recognition * Understanding and Using Algorithms * Logical Thinking and help develop pride and achievement in students.

 Students will be awarded Stickers and Achievement pins as they progress. Contests will be held to select the Rubik’s Cube champion for each grade

Some parent’s and student’s comments regarding this program:

  • Learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube is keeping my child away from video games
  • My child is showing improved concentration
  • My child is so proud of himself/herself now that he/she can solve the Rubik’s cube!
  • She finds it so fascinating!
  • Best class I ever had!
  • It’s so much FUN!
  • I love the challenge!

 

Please contact the main office to register your child for this class.

(Name of Principal)

Principal

(Your School’s Name)

 

Program offered by: STEM Cubing, Inc.

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Additional Links

NEA (National Education Association) Rubik’s Cube Units and Lessons:

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/71242.htm

TEDx talk: Using the Rubik’s Cube to enrich STEAM education:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXvSXNuXmsg 3:10

Beehive Academy STEM Project – Solving a Rubik’s Cube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPRlwZ0QRI

Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future | Joe Ruhl | TEDxLafayette:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFg9bcW7Bk

STEM Showcase Rubik’s cube solver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e3VV4VAEBA