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# The Heise method

The Heise method proceeds as follows.

### 1. Build 4 squares

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Build 4 successive square-shaped blocks, attaching each one into a best-fit position. An interesting feature of this step is that the squares need not match in colour, which gives you the freedom to take advantage of squares that may already be partially built, no matter what colour they are.

### 2. Match the squares and orient the edges

 → In this step, we match up the squares (if they are not already matched), and orient the remaining edges. At first, you will learn how to do this as two separate steps, and then simultaneously as one step. Learn more about matching the squares and orienting the edges.

### 3. Solve the remaining edges and any two corners

 → In this step, we solve all of the remaining edges and any two corners. At first, you will learn how to do this as two separate steps, and then simultaneously as one step. Learn more about solving five edges and two corners.

### 4. Solve the last three corners

 In the final step, the last three corners (which may be anywhere around the cube) are solved using commutators. Learn more about solving the last three corners.