But right now all math feels like is, "Here is a bunch of numbers and funny looking symbols, now do this step, then this, now do that because it just works, no questions asked. Just do it this way, understood?" And then the word problems come at me and I'm clueless, unless it resembles the one showed in the examples. I fail to see the beauty of why it works. Is it just me being lazy minded, or is it just the nature of learning the basics, especially in an applied way (college prep instead of university)?