By the way Joe, I was taught method at university and hated every moment of it. I couldn't relate to what they were babbling on about. It was only in the final year when I focussed on the applied maths that I enjoyed uni. That is why I got a third! Not the best result I know but I make sure my students don't suffer the way I did. My students, get excellent results AND understand what they are doing. That way, I cater for all the students in my class and not just some of them! You got a 3rd because maths isn't the subject for you. MY GOD - you say that I am arrogant. "Hey - Mr Lecturer - I can't understand something. It must be your approach that is wrong - can YOU change to suit me" And here is the best one from you... "In my classes I am teaching differently so that people like me can understand and people like you in my class will do less well and hate my methods. But I don't care - cos I only care about people like me. COME ON - ALL AROUND THE HOUSES WE HAVE GONE BUT THE BIGGEST POINT I CAN MAKE TO YOU ALL THIS..... When these people like you get to university (if - even) they will be unprepared for the differences in teaching. If you teach them my way they will find it harder initially but at university will have the skills to outdo the pupils that come from teachers like you. Your way lets you get short term lesson objective ticked off results and the belief that they are learning. My way teaches them methods that work for life!