I'm a high-school student finishing in December and about to pursue a career in mathematics.
In my free time, I like to ''research'' hard problems and come up with unique proofs or combine already-established proofs to come up with a beautiful solution. As a high-school student, I am obviously not researching anything of importance, but I am solving IMO (Mathematical olympiad) problems in unique ways and such, constructing beautiful reasoning behind them spanning several pages. I take great pride in my work (even though it is trivial to real mathematicians) and I would love some feedback...However, when I send my work to my professors and teachers, I always get ignored completely. I never receive anything back, even if I remind them. This is making me doubt myself and my abilities.
What on earth could be the reason for this? Do teachers loathe it when students put extra work on them like that? If so, why won't they tell me?