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I was first interested in learning how to solve a Rubix cube in 6th grade. I was always fascinated by them and finally decided to learn to do it with my friend. Almost every day after school I would go tho his house and we would watch tutorials on how to solve it.
Learning to solve a Rubix cube is like learning how to do anything else for the first time. All it took was dedication and some memorization. I learned to do it by learning how to do sections of the Rubixs cube at a time. I first solve one side, then I solve the middle layers, and finally I solve the top layer completing the cube.
The way I was able to learn it was to use some memorization but mostly just think about it and use common sense. I would learn why if you turned the cube one way where all the pieces would go. Using this method, learning algorithms were easy because I knew why I had to move each piece.
I am not very good at memorizing but my best way is to use knowledge and explain to myself why is this and what does it effect. Using this method I can learn lots without having to memorize things.
Are you good at memorizing? Do you prefer to memorize or learn why things work? What do you do to make memorization easier? Do you know how to do a Rubixs cube? If so, how fast can you do it? my personal best is 43 seconds.