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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello Everyone,

I am a young college student that just realized how little of an education I received growing up and attending school in Southern Mississippi. I won't say that it is entirely the fault of my teachers, as soon as I realized I could graduate while barely passing Algebra one I did as little as possible. I feel extremely limited by my small understanding of any mathematical courses.I also feel a deep regret for wasting the time I could have utilized to expand my knowledge. I've taken several courses in college to try and expand my knowledge in these areas, but I feel that I cannot learn the things I want through the traditional channels in school. I end up struggling for hours at a time just to barely (and I mean barely) get a passing grade.

My hope is that someone here struggled to get a basic understanding of the insane amount of things that they learned in order to finally take an advanced math course and feel competent and comfortable. I am truly naive and ignorant to most of the things discussed in these forums, but I enjoy reading through and seeing debates and soaking up everything I can. I just finally created an account so that I could ask my question. My real question is what resources, other than just taking a college course, could I use to restart from the beginning and learn all the tools I will need to be able to get the most basic comprehension of any courses from Algebra up. I know that is a long way away down a very difficult path, but I feel that I am meant to understand more than I currently do. I really do yearn for an understanding of the universe and how and why things are the way they are. I am frustrated with the traditional education methods that I have encountered in college. Is there some studying method or book or anything really that can explain to me all the different formula's and ideas in mathematics while also explaining why they were created and their practical application?

Currently I struggle with almost every class that calls for me to remember any math beyond Algebra one. I truly feel that because of my wasted opportunity I am incapable of feeling competent in Math. I am not looking for a quick method that I can learn five years worth of wasted education, but personal stories of how they were able to get past the difficulty and found a happy adept understanding and thus a more fulfilled life in understanding. I hope that I don't sound too ignorant and that someone here can lend a hand.

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Wes

I am a young college student that just realized how little of an education I received growing up and attending school in Southern Mississippi. I won't say that it is entirely the fault of my teachers, as soon as I realized I could graduate while barely passing Algebra one I did as little as possible. I feel extremely limited by my small understanding of any mathematical courses.I also feel a deep regret for wasting the time I could have utilized to expand my knowledge. I've taken several courses in college to try and expand my knowledge in these areas, but I feel that I cannot learn the things I want through the traditional channels in school. I end up struggling for hours at a time just to barely (and I mean barely) get a passing grade.

My hope is that someone here struggled to get a basic understanding of the insane amount of things that they learned in order to finally take an advanced math course and feel competent and comfortable. I am truly naive and ignorant to most of the things discussed in these forums, but I enjoy reading through and seeing debates and soaking up everything I can. I just finally created an account so that I could ask my question. My real question is what resources, other than just taking a college course, could I use to restart from the beginning and learn all the tools I will need to be able to get the most basic comprehension of any courses from Algebra up. I know that is a long way away down a very difficult path, but I feel that I am meant to understand more than I currently do. I really do yearn for an understanding of the universe and how and why things are the way they are. I am frustrated with the traditional education methods that I have encountered in college. Is there some studying method or book or anything really that can explain to me all the different formula's and ideas in mathematics while also explaining why they were created and their practical application?

Currently I struggle with almost every class that calls for me to remember any math beyond Algebra one. I truly feel that because of my wasted opportunity I am incapable of feeling competent in Math. I am not looking for a quick method that I can learn five years worth of wasted education, but personal stories of how they were able to get past the difficulty and found a happy adept understanding and thus a more fulfilled life in understanding. I hope that I don't sound too ignorant and that someone here can lend a hand.

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Wes