MISSION MONDAY: Rubik’s Cube Wiz

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Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

Student Christian Baryla uses a systematic process of solving the problem of the Rubrik's Cube. After warming up to get his fingers nimble and flexible, he begins the challenge. First, he carefully observes the pattern of scrambled, colored cubes. Next he searches his mind to find the best algorithm to use for the specific scramble he sees. Then, his fingers fly and he applies a specific pattern of moves. When the problem is solved, Baryla always analyzes the process that he has just completed to identify its successes and analyze problems he had so that he can improve.  

See the below video to see Baryla solve the puzzle.