Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Speed Stacking - RT/ WW


One of my students demonstrated Speed Stacking (also known as Sport Stacking) to me one afternoon. He stacked cups in pyramids and then tried to unstack them at a high speed. The cups have to be stacked in pre-determined sequences of three, six, or ten.

This sport originated in the United States in the early 1980s to teach basic motor skills to autistic children.


The cups are specially designed. They are made of plastic to prevent sticking to one another and with holes in the bottom to allow air to pass through quickly when stacking.

The little fellow would complete the formations in 30 seconds!

I kept forgetting the sequences and dropping the cups when he tried teaching me. After one frustrating hour, he gave up. The teacher is too clumsy and stupid to pick up this sport. hahaha........






First Commenter - Levian

48 comments:

  1. this is such a fun activity. i remembered playing this while we were younger. competition it is! XD

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  2. Looks like I just missed the chop! Hola ECL! :)

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  3. Sounds like ur students have a lot of fun with u ECL, good teacher la you! :)

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  4. Dropping EC and wishing u a nice relaxing Tuesday in sunny Singapore! :)

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  5. i think it's a cool sport! id love to learn that. :) I guess that child is so clever. :)

    Happy RT!

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  6. Hey, this sport seems hot in Singapore! Great way to train my clumsiness... ;p

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  7. Great set of pictures. I am too old. You know the saying, can't teach old dogs new tricks. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I could do that with my kids lol....looks like a fun way to learn and develop motor skills!

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  9. What a great way to help develop motor skills.. As for me I would probably be rotten at it! Happy WW

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  10. i watched this contest on TV...it was really fun! a great way, too, to develop motor skills.

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  11. I've seen a contest on tv, these kids are amazing!

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  12. Wow the student so clever ah? But I think teacher is still more clever :p

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  13. This is an interesting post. It keeps me in touch with what the youths and children nowadays are interested in.

    I don't know if I would be able to manage the sport....it seems easier to play the double bass.

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  14. That looks like so much fun to watch, great for RT!

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  15. HI ECL,

    wow i have tried this myself but it took me 1 min to complete the set wahhh heheheh :) Hope you have a great week ahead. Keep cool always and have fun stacking ;) hehehe xoxo

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  16. As in other sports, the speed comes only with constant practice.

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  17. My daughter does the cup stacking! I never realized it was such a huge event, there's even championships!

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  18. That is a nice activity.. Fun to do maybe..

    By the way you have a nice blog. I won in Pinayjade's birthday contest. As per her advise, I need to contact you for the 1000 EC credits. Yay!!! Thank you in advance.

    my EC id: bleehna@yahoo.com

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  19. Stacking takes a lot of practice and your eyes and hands should be coordinated. I don't think I can do this type of skill...hehehe

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  20. Like the design of the cups, esp the green ones. :)

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  21. I would have been clumsy too.:) And a prize for this activity? I must practice.

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  22. I think I could score better hitting them down. LOL :)

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  23. I thought that might be the number of shots of tequila you had for Cinco de Mayo...lol. Happy WW:)

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  24. never seen this before.
    It just seems like a very bizarred game. But if it keeps kids off the streets, and out from hours at a computer game... then I'm all for it.

    (I'll just watch tho.)

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  25. That's really cool, ECL. There's no way I could ever do that...

    My post: http://lfwaterloo.blogspot.com/2009/05/ww81-misty.html

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  26. Without reading the text I thought it was flower pots you are playing with, lol ! Very interesting and certainly useful game !

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  27. I saw kids doing that, amazing! They are so fast. I didn't dare try, not in front of many people.

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  28. You have so smart kids. I have a slower reflex, so maybe it will take me more than an hour, hahaha!

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  29. i'm just not fast enough playing this activity. i think the faster you try to go, the more you mess up. :)

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  30. I've seen sets being sold for this at the toy store, I'm considering getting one for my nephews i think it will be so much fun for them.

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  31. Sounds like fun! I bet my kids would love to play this but I am too clumsy too:)

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  32. I've seen this before, very interesting. That is quite a talent. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Kids seem to be able to beat adults at dexterity challenges like video games, so not too suprising they'd be good at this too, I suppose. Happy WW

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  34. ecl, I've seen this done on TV by young kids and they are phenomenal! :)

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  35. ecl, I've seen this done on TV by young kids and they are so good at it! Thanks for your Ruby Tuesday post! :)

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  36. I had never heard of it, until my 10 year old started doing it last year in school. I thought it was the stupidest thing I'd heard of, but then I watched it. It is AWESOME!!! It is amazing to watch the kids do it.

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  37. Haha! The teacher is clever in blogging, not in stacking cups!! : )

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  38. But this looks like fun! Though more suited for kids.

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  39. I guess it's good training for autistic children! Besides this, learning music is also good for them : )

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