Welcome to the ARVRinEDU Advent Calendar 2022! Our special focus this year is on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). These mini blogs will spotlight an immersive resource that can be easily implemented into the curriculum.
Cubism (MATH, VR)
Enjoy a virtual reality math puzzle game that supercharges your spatial thinking skills in the Cubism app. Cubism is a challenging game that lets players construct increasingly complicated shapes using colorful blocks using a Quest, Rift, or Pico Neo 3.
Cubism uses hand-tracking technology in the Quest to allow students to easily manipulate 3D shapes through translations, reflection, and rotations. Understanding geometry math transformations can be difficult for students, especially when they are asked to manipulate the objects on a flat sheet of paper. Students can learn standards in an interactive and fun virtual reality game.
Identify congruent figures
Use more than one transformation to find the new image of figures
Identify similar figures
Understand the relationship between areas of similar figures
Interested in creating your own puzzle? Here are the steps to build your challenge by enabling the puzzle editor.
In the main menu, go to
Settings > General > Enable Experimental Puzzle Editor checkbox
Go to the main menu > new Custom Puzzles menu > + New Puzzle
Good news for teachers! Cubism can be free for your classroom. If you e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) them proof that you're a teacher and that your school has a VR program, they will sponsor a free key for the game.
Steps to get started
Download the Cubism app here (currently $6.99 or FREE).
Begin playing the Cubism games and try to complete up to 90 puzzles.
Use hand-tracking in the Meta Quest to experience the realistic transformation of shapes.
Try to create your puzzle in the experimental puzzle editor.