# Teaching Roux to Beginners

## Teach them Roux?

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#### Georgeanderre

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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 they thought I was cruel at the time but now they do the same thing with other people if I'm otherwise elsewhere engaged

Student became the teacher.

#### 5BLD

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Exactly what I was thinking- never EVER REDUCE FREEDOM >:/

#### Georgeanderre

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Exactly what I was thinking- never EVER REDUCE FREEDOM >:/
Am I the only on here who doesn't know what MBR is...? I'm assuming it's bad but I'm hesitant to comment

#### PandaCuber

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Am I the only on here who doesn't know what MBR is...? I'm assuming it's bad but I'm hesitant to comment
i dont either

#### applemobile

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Master boot record.

#### Georgeanderre

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And that would make no sense what so ever if put into your previous comment...

Master boot record. That's how I learnt... Well Matt's the one that taught me sooo.

#### PandaCuber

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i think it means matt block roux. no idea what it is though

#### Endgame

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Teaching Roux to beginners is like using Human Thistlethwaite Algorithm as your main speedcubing method.

Keep it primitive, teach them piece by piece LBL.

#### A Leman

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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.

#### PandaCuber

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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.
interesting !

#### 5BLD

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i think it means matt block roux. no idea what it is though
Matt deleted most of his stuff. But the basic concept is to start only with a 1x1x3. For both blocks iirc. Both blocks!!

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#### PandaCuber

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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

#### waffle=ijm

##### Waffo
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.

#### PandaCuber

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explain to me niklas for me please?

#### A Leman

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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].

#### mchedlo213

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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. +)

#### Kirjava

##### Colourful
Exactly what I was thinking- never EVER REDUCE FREEDOM >:/
Says the guy who solves DR

#### AbstractAlg

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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.

#### Cubenovice

##### Forever Slow
The only "hard" parts in HTA are the "EO" and "fixing bad edges" steps.
But as HTA starts with the EO step I think it will be very hard to teach to an absolute beginner.

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