What is the minimum age for a student to compete in Vex IQ?
The definition of student can be found in the game manual. There is an upper age limit, but no lower age limit.
I want to start teaching my cousins as early as possible to hopefully get them interested in science and math at an early age, however i was worried they would be to young to compete. they are in the 2nd grade. When i looked in the game manual I only saw upper limitations.
It’s definitely not unheard of for kids aged 7-8 to be competing in VEX IQ so if they are up for it, go for it. Good luck!
I have considered Vex Go, I was thinking teaching them the basics of vex IQ for a year or so till they are ready to compete.
I have had kindergartners participate in VEX IQ. They have to be mature kindergartners, but they have definitely been successful. They made it to finals in state that year with a pusher bot. I have had a first grader make it to VEX Worlds. These kids are capable of so much.
Thank you for letting me know that I was worried it would be too young!
If they’re interested, you’ll probably be okay, as long as they’re prepared to lose (not an insult; most teams lose). If they’re not interested, you might just have them play with building robots or whatnot.