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Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/Speedcubing DeCal

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
Math 98/ 198
1 Unit(s)



About the Course:

Come learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube, get faster at solving it, or master another puzzle!

Students only need to attend one section: Beginner or Advanced. The Beginner section is for anyone who doesn’t know how to solve a Rubik’s cube; if you know how to solve a cube, you should be in the Advanced section. If you’re not sure which section you belong in, ask one of the instructors at the first class or the infosession.

You will be required to bring a standard-sized Rubik's Cube. If you do not have one, we have a some available (at wholesale/below market rates). Class will be on Tuesdays at 105 Northgate from 5-7 pm (Beginner section is 5-6 pm, Advanced section is 6-7 pm).

The first day of class is Tuesday, Feb. 2nd 2016. In addition, we will be having an optional infosession the week before to answer any questions you may have about the class. This infosession is Tuesday, Jan. 26th, at 5 pm in 105 Northgate and is strictly Q&A (we won't have anything prepared or anything to sell).

A PDF of the syllabus will be uploaded to the bottom of the page soon. All of our course policies are outlined on the syllabus. Be sure you have read through and understood the syllabus before coming to class.

Also for more information about the Rubik's Cube Club @ Berkeley or any of our club members who run the DeCal, please visit

How to Enroll:

Enrollment will be determined through an application process. The application is available here:

The deadline for this application will be Friday, Jan 29th at 11:59 pm. Applicants that are selected (about 150 people) will receive the CCNs for the class (via email) by Jan 31st. On the evening of Wednesday, Feb 3rd, we will release the CCNs on this webpage to everyone else.

A short summary of important dates:

Jan 22nd, Friday - tabling on Sproul for DeCal Expo

Jan 26th, Tuesday - tabling on Sproul for Calapalooza. We're the Rubik's Cube Club at Berkeley.

Jan 29th, Friday (11:59 pm) - deadline for submitting the application

Jan 31st, Sunday - CCNs sent out to selected applicants

Feb 2nd, Tuesday (5-7pm) - first day of class at 105 Northgate

Feb 3rd, Wednesday (evening) - CCNs made available on this website

Course Contact: berkeleycubeclub AT

Faculty Sponsor: Kelli Talaska

Time & Location:

AdvancedArmin Askari
Ryan Jew
50105 NorthgateTu 6p-7p2/02full54056 (lower)
54362 (upper)
BeginnerNicholas Daneshvari
Tina Tu
100105 NorthgateTu 5p-6p2/02full54056 (lower)
54362 (upper)

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: DeCal-Syllabus-Spring-2016.pdfFeb 5159kbAdobe PDF (Viewer)View Download

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