We are still having multiples chess matches all over the school, but another trend is occurring--solving Rubik’s Cubes.
My husband revived this one from his childhood also. He got the directions, learned how to solve it, and then taught the students how to do it, too. We have had a few students over the years who could solve it in less than two minutes.
There are Rubik’s Cubes on their desks. (They cannot do them until all their work is done.)
They have Rubik’s Cube solving matches to see who can do it the fastest.
The more mechanically inclined students have even learned how to take them apart and put them back together. It is quite amazing to see how all the little parts work together.
Every once in awhile they are a distraction, but most of the time they are not. And, they are good for their brains. Yay for learning!