Date(s) - 22/02/2018
The Speed Cube Shop
My son (aged 12) has discovered the world of speed cubing and is very keen to get together with other interested kids in the home ed community.
Speed cubing started in the 1980s with the Rubik’s Cube but has evolved into much more. There are now a myriad of different cube type puzzles available. There is also a World Cube Association that holds competitions all over the world. Speedcubing Australia is affiliated with the WCA. So it can be a serious pursuit or just a lot of fun for beginners.
There are many different ways to solve the puzzles. My son has been very engaged in learning all that he can about methods and algorithms. He has managed to become fairly knowledgeable and quite fast in a short period of time. It’s his number one passion.
So we would love to get together with everyone that is interested (beginners included – Age 5+ recommended – younger supervised siblings welcome too).
Free (Registration required)
The kids don’t need to own a cube or bring any other equipment with them as there are plenty of cube puzzles of a wide variety available to use.
Please register with me so I know how many are coming. We think that 10-12 participants would be the maximum. Please contact Karen at foxak@southernphone dot com.au
Maxine at Speed Cube Shop has made a great space for kids to gather and is very welcoming of the home ed community. She is very generous with providing lots of demo puzzles and is encouraging of the kids pursuits. However she doesn’t provide instruction but finds that the kids prefer to learn from each other and also from youtube at home. Please note though that this is a retail space (a shop). There is no obligation to purchase anything although parents are advised that the items that are offered for use are also available (new) to buy. So be prepared for a bit of arm twisting from your kids. Puzzles start from as little as around $5 but range up to over $100 for the world class event models. Children remain the responsibility of their parents while in the space.
So even though this is not a structured lesson, kids can “have a go” at anything and my son is very willing to share some tips too.
Please bring water bottles. There is a small playground across the road for a break out area with a few small shady trees on the north end which may be a nice space to bring a rug and your lunch for afterwards. There is a bakery a few doors up from the shop and there is also a toilet available for use in the Speed Cube Shop.
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