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2010 You CAN do the Rubik's Cube Tournament

Join the fun… All public, private, religious, home schools, after school, and other “Not for Profit” community youth organizations in the Greater Washington DC area (including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) serving ages K-12 can participate.


Register Today - it's free to register and you have plenty of time to get a team together - Team information is not due until October 1!

Division 1- (K-8)
1st Prize - $1,000
2nd Prize - $750
3rd Prize - $450
4th - $100
5th - $100
6th - $100

Division 2 - (9-12)
1st Prize - $1,000
2nd Prize - $750
3rd Prize - $450
4th Prize - $100
5th Prize - $100
6th Prize - $100

Cash prizes are to be used by winning organizations to enhance Math and/or Science education efforts. Winning team members will receive trophies and all competitors will receive a free T-shirt. One team per Division. Divisions are determined by the oldest team member on the team. Hence, if you are a K-12 school entering one team only, and the oldest team member is 12th grade and the youngest 1st grade, this team would compete in Division 2. Alternatively, a K-12 school could enter a team in each division.


The Tournament will consist of teams of eight, K-12 only, who will be competing for the fastest time to collectively solve 25 Rubik's Cubes.

The Tournament will be held as part of the 2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival. All teams will compete in the preliminary Tournament to be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010*, at the National Electronics Museum. The top six finalists will advance to the Grand Final to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall. The Final will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.

About You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube

Everyone’s favorite puzzle is now used in schools and youth organizations across the country to teach General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube is a math education program that can be integrated into the school curriculum and/or used as an educational outreach activity through after school clubs, community youth organizations or any environment that encourages learning activities.

The You CAN Do The Rubik Cube provides a Math Education Kit available at at a special discounted price (1 kit - $49.99, 2 - $79.99 and 3 - $99.99) for Registrants of the Tournament. The kit includes 12 Rubik’s Cubes, Solution Guides, and an instructional CD with math lessons and activities that have been designed and piloted by teachers and educational consultants for classroom use at varying grade levels. These lessons are aligned with national standards, curriculum frameworks in 50 States and 21st Century Skills. Kit materials can be downloaded (without cubes) for free. Kits can be ordered online at or use this order form.

No purchase is necessary to register and compete in the Tournament.


Teacher/Coach Workshop
Join us on August 14, 2010 at the National Electronics Museum (1:00pm - 3:30pm), 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD. 21090. The session is free and we are offering a FREE Math Education Kit valued at $150 (which includes 12 cubes) for attending. The purpose of the workshop is to provide you with all the information you need to be successful. We will include an overview of how to use the Rubik’s Cube Math Education program, go over the Tournament rules and logistics, and answer all of your questions. To attend, just register a team!

So get on board, get a team together and compete in the Tournament!

Don’t delay, register your school/organization today.

Click here to review the Eligibility and Tournament Rules

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Register your organization by completing the form below.
  2. Review the Eligibility and Tournament Rules
  3. Purchase a Math Education Kit if you think you will need one – - use Promo Code USATEN to receive special discount pricing or use the convenient order form.
  4. Work with your students and get a team together.
  5. Provide team members' names by October 1, 2010. We will contact you at a later date for this information.
  6. Compete at the Preliminary Tournament on October 21, 2010. This will be scheduled in after school/early evening hours. Finalists advance to final Tournament on October 23th, 2010 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo.
  7. Competing teams must be available for both the preliminary tournament on October 21st and the finals on October 23rd to be held on a stage at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall on October 23, 2010.
  8. Prize money must be used towards math and science education efforts at your organization.

For further information on using the You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program in your organization, go to:

* Preliminary Event – will be held on Thursday, October 21st. However, depending upon the number of teams participating, preliminaries may run over two days beginning Wednesday, October 20th.


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