Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cube determination

Son brought home a rubik cube one day in March during the one week school break. After much twisting and turning, he turned to the web for answer. A few days of determined tries and practises, he finally could get all the 6 colours into their rightful sides. Proud of his achievement, he had all of us messing the cube then, with a few twist and a turn,Voila! it's solved.
Youngest, meanwhile got curious and wanted a cube of her own. Knowing her interest might not last, we came to an understanding. I would pay for half the cost, if she could, using brother's, to learnt the algorithm of solving the cube. Youngest would finish her homework, then waited patiently for brother to pass her the cube while he goes for his basketball training. For 4 days she spent 2 to 3 hours twisting and turning. Following instruction on Youtube, writing down the algorithm. Finally, a week later, she got The original Rubik cube. I under-estimated her but it shows, anything is possible with great determination.

4 comments:

doc said...

this post makes me want to pull out all my hair (or, what's left of it).
give me sudoku & mensa tests anytime, but this is one puzzle i still can't get the hang of!!

Iml said...

Doc
I know, I can never get a hang of it too. Now that she knows how to fix, youngest gets such satisfaction helping her school friends unravel the mess. She even wrote down the algorithm for anyone who wants to learn. Need a copy?

doc said...

yes, please, ASAP!!

(who says you can't learn from a child???)

Iml said...

Doc:
Emailed. Enjoy! and let me know of the outcome.