So yes, mathematics in school is locked up in cages, often emaciated. Rules, procedures, formulas, algorithms, assessment like its cocaine, and following strict curriculum guidelines with all the fun of an orthodox church is the gruel that is fed as mathematics. It’s not even math anymore. It’s like some some unrecognizable synthetic polymer.
The X-Squared Files: The Truth About Math
Sunil Singh

Not just math in curriculum.Nowadays, you will put thru ‘algorithm-hazing” when interviewing for a tech job. Your worth is measured in “algorithms”.