Mastering math with Rubik’s Cube has shown middle school students that math can be fun.

Soft SkillsAt Freetown-Lakeville Middle School, teacher Nate Eleuterio makes mate fun, using games and puzzles to help students learn basic math skills.

Eleuterio’s favorite game is Rubik’s Cube.  This iconic puzzle is popular worldwide, and he has created a successful cube team that competes in regional tournaments.

“When I started it, I did it out of love for the Cube,” said Eleuterio, “I appreciate how my principal and the administration has gotten behind the program and provided support.”

The team includes 7th and 8th grade students.  They have defeated teams from all over New England, most recently at a competition earlier in the month in Concord, Massachusetts.

“It was so awesome that we finished first,” said Eleuterio.

“Our team combined to complete the Rubik’s Cube in 2 minutes and 16 seconds. In the individual contests, Jacob deMello finished in first by solving the Cube in 22 seconds, Jacob Jope finished in second with 24 seconds, and Jeren Rigas finished in fourth, just 2 seconds out of third.”

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