Hello! Taken some Math in College, not great at it

I’ve gone as far as Elements of Calculus in college (a course that just takes some ‘basic’ Calculus concepts and applies it to business), however, I’ve never been good at math because with few exceptions I’ve never “understood” why I was doing the math, so I just memorized the steps to solve the problems. I’m hoping to change that and actually start to ‘get’ math with this course, and so far I think it’s working. The rectangles on the grid to visually show how multiplication works on the xy plane was like a lightbulb moment for me. I’m decent with algebra also, so I’ll try and help as much as I can in that regard!

Looking forward to working with you all.