I was proud that I came up with the “place cursor on bottom” method without peeking. In the challenge it was stated that multiple methods exist, but I can’t come up with any that does not involve entering edit mode. I did it in edit mode by selecting and moving all faces except the bottom one, making the cube larger. However, this does not change the scale of the cube, so I guess it is cheating.
So, can someone please shed some light on alternative ways to do the kind of scaling that is the goal of the challenge, other than using the 3D cursor?