Provide more than one solution when explaining how to solve a problem to the class to emphasize that there is never just one way to do things.

  • This can help students think about how to choose a strategy for solving a problem.
  • If students are told that their solution is just as valid as a solution created by an instructor, they will be more confident in their abilities.
  • Especially when a student interjects a discussion with a "better" solution, remind the class that there are multiple ways to solve a problem.