When I was in high school, I loved math except for the word problems. The problem with word problems in math is that they have words in them. The words are the problem. Farmers and apple trees and bushels don’t make sense in math.
Math was a big break from all other subjects, especially history and English; numbers are great and fun and do weird things when you mix them up in different ways.
Negative numbers and negative square roots are fun and fit the real definition of negative. Negative numbers and other numbers and signs can’t kill each other or invade each other for strange reasons.
That’s it. Math is a big break from words and real negative stuff like wars and evil people.