# Cube Tutorial

Learn the easiest cube tutorial and solve the Rubik's Cube and other twisty puzzles, like the 2x2, 4x4 and even bigger cubes.

## The Steps

### 1. Experiment

Try to solve the cube without help before looking for a cheat sheet.
Try to make a white cross or an entire face by yourself. See how far you can get.

Learning the solution will be much easier after you spent at least an hour with the puzzle. Notice that when you turn a face the middle pieces always stay in place, which means that the color of the faces are already fixed. We know which will be the white, orange, etc.

• A 3×3x3 Rubik’s cube has 6 sides.
• There are 3 kinds of pieces in a 3×3x3 Rubik’s cube – Centers, Edges and Corners.
• Details of the pieces:
Centers
are pieces that have only one face. There are 6 center pieces in a 3×3x3 Rubik’s cube;
Edges are pieces that have 2 sides/faces. There are 12 edge pieces in a 3×3x3 Rubik’s cube;
Corners are pieces that have 3 sides/faces. There are 8 corner pieces in a 3×3x3 Rubik’s cube.
• No matter how you turn your cubes, the center pieces will NEVER move.
• Every piece has its unique position. To solve a piece, you’ve to match all the sides/faces the the corresponding centers’ colour. Meaning that, the colour of the center determines the colour of the face.

### 2. Notation

Next, familiarize yourself with the cube notation.
We use uppercase letters to describe face turns on the Rubik’s Cube. Every face of the puzzle is marked with a letter F (Front), U (Up), R (Right), B (Back), L (Left), D (Down). A letter means a 90-degree clockwise rotation of the face. A letter followed by an apostrophe is a counterclockwise turn.
For example, we can describe an algorithm like this: F R U R' U' F'

### 3. Solve the blocks

Most solving methods divide the cube into blocks and we solve them one by one, taking care of the solved pieces.