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Kids Accomplishment Thread

Owen

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I taught my mom how to solve a pyraminx.


 
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Senkoy

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I look forward to teaching my kids the cube.

And i've been trying to teach my mom to do one layer and she still can't do it. She did it once but can't do it. And it's funny because she can do a side on the 7x7 but not a layer on the 3x3. You would think the side on the 7x7 would be harder but nope...
 

Cubenovice

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First CCT results for Birgit:
First layer in:
1:26.24
1:34.78
1:16.56
1:46.29

She likes to race me for 1st layer but I am "not allowed to turn fast".
Or I may only start when she has only one more corner to go...

I think this is pretty cool, perhaps this "racing" will inspire her.

After my first competition she asked me if kids could also participate and I mentioned there was 7 year old kid competing.
That's actually when she asked me to teach her for the very first time.
 
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jiggy

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I think this is a great idea for a thread! jamesdeanludlow's video made my day!

I'm still a bit young for kids (don't scare me!) but I did manage to teach my sister how to solve the 3x3. Ok, she's 25, but she can act like the primary school children she teaches, so I say we count it.

If you can teach your daughter communators, I think that would be excellent. An easier approach could be a Petrus style last layer: Orient edges, permute corners with Niklas, Sune to orientate corners and then a U perm or two. It should only be ~4 fairly nice algs, but I know that algs aren't ideal. Keep us updated! :)
 

joelwong

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um.. i'm 11 years old. 3x3x3:average is about 18-19. 2x2x2:average is 7. 2x2x2 bld is about 40+seconds. 3x3x3 bld :2-3 min. multi bld 1/2:11-12 minutes
 

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If you can teach your daughter communators, I think that would be excellent. An easier approach could be a Petrus style last layer: Orient edges, permute corners with Niklas, Sune to orientate corners and then a U perm or two. It should only be ~4 fairly nice algs, but I know that algs aren't ideal. Keep us updated! :)
This is the method I originally learned, from Jasmine Lee's beginner tutorial, and I think it's one of the easiest 4LLLs to teach to newcomers, and it allows a decent transition into more advanced LL methods. It's also easy to understand, and yea the algs are short and easy to remember. Sune, Niklas and Allan are great beginner algs, plus the OELL alg or two makes for an easy LL.
 
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i taught my sister how to do the cube, and she's working on the speed part now (best time just under 2 minutes?). she's 9.

originally she knew how to do one side, but i showed her that was wrong and why. i forgot about it, and about a year later she came up to me with a completed layer! i taught her the rest of it in about 2 hours over 2 days, and she plays with it all the time now. i gave her one of my newer rubik's diy cubes to play with so she doesn't have to use the storebought we have at home.
 

Cubenovice

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I was indeed thinking about the LL method from jasmine's tutorial.
It is actually the tutorial I learned from.

Still have the sheet I prepared with the order of (Anti) Sune for the seven CP cases.

I like how there is only one alg that you (propably) will not use anymore lateron. This being the adjecent corner switch.
And also that on eis short and simple
 
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