This sums up my life pretty well
This is like, math in a nutshell, seriously, the methods don’t matter as long as you come to the right answer…
I never understood why some teachers dislike when students use a different formula, even though they get to the right answer.
There are students who just have a difficult time learning the formula the teacher is teaching and try to use their own which is easier for them to use.
It doesn’t really matter.
If a teacher tries to tell you you can only one formula for a problem in their class and that’s it then they are honestly shitty teachers when it comes to math.
Good math teachers know to give their students multiple formulas from the very beginning of teaching every type of problem so that their students can find the methods they’re most comfortable using, because being comfortable with your method means you can arrive at the right answer a lot easier than otherwise.
I have to agree with you completely.
I honestly had only one teacher who was teaching two different kinds of methods, but was also open to a method one of the students was using and even asked to tell how it works.
I still wonder why some teachers are like that even though they’ve been to school as well. Maybe it will change someday, but I’m not really sure.
To be honest the reason I think most teachers who do that limit students like that is that they have this odd preconceived notion that they’re way of doing it is the easiest and the most right for everyone, which certainly is never the case a majority of the time.