• Welcome to the Speedsolving.com, home of the web's largest puzzle community!
    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features.

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community of 35,000+ people from around the world today!

    If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

Teaching Roux to Beginners

Teach them Roux?


  • Total voters
    46
Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Apr 3, 2011
Messages
587
Likes
1
Location
Your Antipodal Point
#21
I do walkthroughs with people, using the major steps, so I say, one block, off you go, come back when you're done; theory is, if they can't do that after about 10-20 mins, they probably shouldn't waste time cubing.
Exactly what I did... But with beginners and if they got stuck I showed them examples by solving the rest of the cube slowly... then re-scrambling and chucking it back :p they thought I was cruel at the time but now they do the same thing with other people if I'm otherwise elsewhere engaged :rolleyes:

Student became the teacher.
 
Joined
May 1, 2012
Messages
421
Likes
3
#28
Teaching Roux to beginners is like using Human Thistlethwaite Algorithm as your main speedcubing method.

Keep it primitive, teach them piece by piece LBL.
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
631
Likes
4
Location
New Jersey
#29
They should start with the easiest possible LBL or CF method. If you want them to eventually become Roux users, CF finished with LSE would be a good start.
 
Joined
Jun 24, 2011
Messages
1,691
Likes
4
Location
Uruguay
YouTube
brusinque
Thread starter #33
so the dude i was teaching ended up going online and learned lbl. so yeah epic fail.
guess ill just say, if you wanna sub 1 or whatever, ill tell em to learn roux xD
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2008
Messages
3,511
Likes
14
Location
Waffletopia
WCA
2008MANA02
YouTube
cubes4lyfe
#34
Actually gave me a good laugh. It's so...silly. and he was looking for approval for it too >_> silly silly matt and silly silly MBR. I have nightmares thanks to them.

On another note. I taught my friend recently how to Roux and he's picking it up rather fast. Within 1 hour of me explaining, he knew how to do LSE, still blocks could use some work. for corners I just showed him niklas and sune.
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
631
Likes
4
Location
New Jersey
#36
Niklas as i presume you know is [R, U'L'U]. You use it to permute the corners by AUFing the correct corner in the UFL spot, repeat Niklas untill the URF piece is placed. If there is corner parity in the back, do y'[R,U'L'U] U and it's fixed. Then use sunes to orient the correctly permuted corners(because sune does not create parity). A shortcut you can teach to new cubers is to also use [U'L'U, R].
 
Joined
Mar 22, 2012
Messages
92
Likes
0
Location
Tbilisi,Georgia
#37
i have no idea of thsi method,but as soon as i finish my full PLL and master CFOP a bit,i'm planning to leant this method,so any kind of guideor tutorial would be appreciated. +)
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2011
Messages
373
Likes
0
Location
Belgrade, Serbia
WCA
2012OKAN02
YouTube
AbstractAlgorithm
#39
Teaching Roux to beginners is like using Human Thistlethwaite Algorithm as your main speedcubing method.

Keep it primitive, teach them piece by piece LBL.
Thislethweite is good. Can reach sub20 when all planets in Milky way form a single line. LOL

Roux is great. But beginners do not think of the "edges" and "corners", they see only stickers and use semi-random moves to get the pieces to the place where they want. Introducing to them a concept of slices would be a massive task (or am I wrong?). LBL's moto "solve one-by-one piece at the time" is easy for the beginner, so they can progress slowly and come to the solved cube, and Roux... 0_0

What about showing Human to a beginner? Pure math, and step-by-step solution, like lbl.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top