My teacher kicked me out of the class because I learned a quicker method that wouldn’t make sense to other people so I had to learn alone in a different room in 6th grade
I solve literally every single math (Algebra, trig, geo.) problem with a much quicker and easier method than any teacher has ever taught me and I get yelled at every time. I laugh at my teachers when all the students that use her method fail and I legit get a 96%
Mf math teacher be like You cheated not only the game, but yourself. You didn't grow. You didn't improve. You took a shortcut and gained nothing. You experienced a hollow victory. Nothing was risked and nothing was gained. It's sad that you don't know the difference.
my math teacher likes it when we use different methods as long as they work because she’ll learn something new too. shes like “yknow ive never seen that before but it works then what the heck! go for it! i always love seeing you guys succeed, you know that?” i love her shes great
Y’all need to realize there’s a reason they teach your a certain way. The people complaining about this are the same people that whine about “not learning anything useful”
Happened to me once. Teacher gave us half a page to solve a question and I just used a formula I already knew to answer it in a single line. She wrote in big red letters “We haven’t learned this yet”. It was a simple victory, but quite sweet.
Sounds like my science teacher, cuz whenever we argued with her, she’d say, “I HAVE TWO MASTERS DEGRESS. I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!! DONT TALK BACK TO ME!!!!
All the way in elementary school my dad was helping me with my math because he is the asian one and it is a fact that he is better at math than my mom, who was an english major. They failed me and my dad walked in like "who the fuck said i was wrong?"
Teachers like this clearly don’t appreciate math. I work at a math tutoring center and if a student came up with their own way to solve something, that’s an achievement I think. There is no “right way” to solve a problem.
When my teacher asks how i solved the problem how do i tell my teacher that "it was basic fucking math that a 3 year old can solve and i didn't need to use any special methods of solving it because it was just that fucking simple" without getting suspended?
Story time I had a tutor who was Romanian and she taught me the Romanian way of doing math m teacher always gave half mark cause I didn’t do it her way half for right the answer half wrong for the equation
I have a calculus teacher that told be the way to do a problem in 2 minutes was incorrect and I needed to use a method that required 10 minutes of just work.
In high school calculus I thought of a different way to do u-sub integration that made more sense to me and my teacher marked me down on a quiz even tho I got the right answer
I had a calculus professor who would mark half my work over with a pen just to finish the problem to the same conclusion next to my work. Why? Why are you hurting me when all I've done is give you what you asked for?
I think I'm just lucky I guess. None of my math teachers ever did that and in fact, I had an unspoken agreement with most of them that I could just not show my work as long as I accepted not being able to get partial credit if I'm wrong.
This happened recently with me and helping a kid do their homework, they started doing the long multiplication in a box, i showed them the way I did it is a lot quicker
In my math class last year I was a pretty shitty student because I had a shitty teacher and she didn’t like me because I didn’t put any effort in and I solved one problem using an equation I knew from physics instead of her way and she took all the points off for it. It was a test.
I used to find other ways all the time and got the right answer and they would get mad at me even if I showed my work. They would always say stuff like idk how you did the “wrong formula” and got the right answer
Why do i have to learn 80 diffrent ways to get the roots of a quadratic equation when my casio litterally does it at the push of a button? X=(-b+-(square root)b^2-4ac)/2a. Fucking waste of time
I could do all the multistep equations in my head and would legit only fuck it up when I wrote shit down. Teacher said I was cheating. I had the bitch write a bunch on the board and preceded to prove I could do them in my head practically instantly.
Ok. As a teacher. I allow students to use their own methods. ONLY when they can do the one I tech them first. Not because Im arrogant or trying to be annoying. But because next topics are built upon the method I teach. So....
Only stupid people complain about "their method" for solving a math problem, they clearly don't understand what math is. Math has rules and there's only 1 correct way to do something, unless "your way" involves the reinvention of a basic operation then I really don't see what you mean
My math teacher would give out an award after each test for most creative and weird solutions and i kept unintentionally winning it like one test i solved a circle problem by drawing in a bunch of triangles
My teachers always let me solve it my way. Given that I could solve it quicker than them, but couldn’t explain what I was doing to solve until 5th grade.
My alg 2 teacher told us: if a teacher ever said that a different way of solving a problem was wrong, it's either because they're too dumb to know (or too stubborn to learn) that method
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