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April 6th, 2009
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How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part One)

So how long do I let Quinn play with the cube we found in his Uncle Jeremy's storage unit before showing him the solution algorithms?

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From:awfief
Date:April 7th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
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.....until he asks for them, or the novelty of solving it wears off and he wants to put it down.

The Rubik's Cube is fun on many levels. I had one growing up and never learned any solving algorithms, but would spend 30-60 minutes trying before giving up.

But I would only show him one algorithm at a time, explaining it fully, and why it works, etc.
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From:jetshade
Date:April 7th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
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Until he

a) solves it
b) learns to make cool patterns and is content
c) throw it across the room in frustration

They joy of rubics is finding your own joy :-)
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From:rslatkin
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Peel off the stickers!
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From:prettypammie
Date:April 13th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
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LOL! I remember that solution.
From:mammasteed
Date:April 7th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Never show him the algorithms. Ever.

It's his journey of discovery. He should direct the journey the way he wants it.

If he doesn't want the algorithms, you'll spoil it for him. You'll have ruined something wonderful and magical.

If he does want the algorithms, he'll find them on his own. And then he will have accomplished something.

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