I believe in today's schools teachers are giving the students the ability to know how to do problems, not how and why. As a college student I am suffering the effects of this teaching. Being spoonfed in school, and yes even in some college classes, I am loss in the classes where I have to "think" for my self. I believe that students should start early learning math abstractly and thinking more critically about math. If students learn early how to analyze problems, then they will not have to struggle and be discourage like I am everyday.