I would like to set an element state (an integer) to the negative value of another element state. Or simply set the element state to -1 for example. Every time I try, starting an expression with -1 gives 0 and no more options for adding additional terms to the expression. What gives?

Another frustrating property is the lack of simple brackets in bubble’s math logic. How would I go about an expression like this, for example:

c = ceil( a / b) ? Or how about c = a * exp(-b) ?

It seems Bubble has no concept of functions unless they are applied to an existing property. I can’t believe that essential algebra and basic functions don’t exist in bubble? Surely I am overlooking something.