First let me say that I have never considered myself to be particularly strong in mathematics. This is primarily due to the fact that I did not take any of it seriously in high school. 5 years later, I actually find myself quite interested. I have decided that I would like to try my hand at starting a degree in physics at the local community college. It wouldn't be until sometime next year, so I have about 6 months to buy books and really try to get my math skills up to a level that will be appropriate for surviving college material. My question to you guys is, what specific area of math should I educate myself in? The college courses being with Calculus 1, so obviously I'm going to be studying everything from pre-algebra, to more advanced algebra, and then finally buy some pre-calculus books. Am I missing anything? Should I brush up on geometry or trigonometry as well? Anything suggestions on what I should specifically be studying PRIOR to starting classes would be appreciated. Thanks.