The maths and magic of Rubik's cube

In 1974, Hungarian professor Erno Rubik designed something he simply referred to as 'The Magic Cube' to teach his architecture students about 3-D space. Little did Erno know that his creation would become one of the best-selling toys of all time - The Rubik's Cube. Why are cubes so hard to solve? How many possible permutations are there? And how do we know? How many moves are needed to solve a cube? Can a cube solve itself? A show full of mathematics, magic, and some unforgettable moments.

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Andrew Jeffrey is the founder and Director of Maths Week England, the largest national maths festival in the world. His magic of maths shows have been seen in over a dozen countries around the world including in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Andrew is the author of several books for teachers (as well as a unique book of magical maths tricks which he will be signing after the show). He lives in Brighton where he still teaches maths.


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