## 4. Too many different ways to do the same thing

October 11, 2017## The Complaint:…………………………………………………………

## Too many different ways to do the same thing

………………………………………………………………………………………….

## The Cause:……………………………………………………………….

#### Often, students , who are struggling with a concept, find it even more challenging when changing grades and/or schools because a new teacher uses a different method to the one they were taught.

#### eg. Long Division must have the most ridiculous number of methods for doing it.

#### Add a multi-cultural classroom and even more confusion results.

**More maths news from around the world here.**

**eg. 2 Expand double brackets**

**1. X-multiply Method**

**This is the Method Mathspig taught students long, long ago.**

**2. Standard Method**

**Video tutorial from Me vs Maths here.**

### 3. Grid Method

**Video tutorial from 3 min Maths here.**

## The Solution:

**Find the method that works for you. Stick with it and practice, practice, practice.**

# eg. Long Division

**Here is the BEST EVER long division method**

# THE LEGO ARGUMENT:

**It would be tragic IF Lego blocks only had one solution. That is IF 6 Lego blocks could only be arranged in one way. In fact, the number of possibilities of arranging 6 blocks is MIND EXPLODING!**

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