``I feel like I knew how the math was used in real life but every time I had a solid grasp on the subject, we would be given another example that didn't seem to line up. this created some confusion"

Real life (or theoretical ideas) can indeed be ill-defined and require the critical and creative analysis of a variety of interpretations in order to fully consider the implications. I understand that this can feel frustrating and uncomfortable and I am here to help you.