## 2x2x2 cube: Notation

This is a the beginning for those who start with the 2x2x2 cube. Here we explain the basic tips: colours, notation, movements...

### Parts of the cube

The 2x2x2 cube has just corners, composed of three colours.

### Colours of the cube

The standard conguration of colours in a 2x2x2 cube is this:

A way to remember it is:

• Light colours, opposite (white-yellow)
• Warm colours, opposite (red-orange)
• Cool colours, opposite (green-blue)

Sometimes, some of these colours are replaced:

• White ➙ Black
• Orange ➙ Purple

### English notation

 U top face F front face R right face B back face L left face D lower face

### Movements of the faces

Turn clockwise or anticlockwise? To know that, you have to look in front of the face that is turning. Three types of turns:

• Clockwise turn: Indicated with the letter of the face turning: U, B, L...
• Anticlockwise turn: Indicated with the letter of the face turning, and an apostrophe: U', B', L'...
• Double turn: Indicated with the letter of the face turning, followed by a 2: U2, B2, L2...

This movement would be R' in English:

### Movements of the whole cube

Like the faces, there can be clockwise turns (x, y, z), counterclockwise turns (x', y', z') and double turns (x2, y2, z2).