Hi, I'm new to the forum. All throughout my childhood and elementary school I was very bad at math - probably the worst in the class - it just didn't interest me, so I never did my homework, and when I did, I didn't understand it. Now I'm in high school. The last 6 months I've had the obligatory math course on the lowest level (1), where I was lucky to finish with a D in oral and written maths. This was in part because I found it uninteresting, but mostly because I had a lousy teacher, and my class mates were a bit stupid. Wondering what to do with my life, I decided it would be a good idea to have just an average understanding of maths, so some months ago (to my own and my family's immense suprise) I decided to take it on level 2 (out of 3). Yesterday was my first lesson, and I liked it very much. We solved equations (which I never really learned) but it was not too hard. With that said, I want to become really strong in mathematics. I was wondering if there are any good learning resources (preferably free, but if not it's ok) on the internet for someone on my level. I'm basically bad at everything in maths. Any good books, videos, lectures, apps, I want them all. I would love to solve equations on a daily basis, so some websites that will give you equations and answers would be very good. Last thing, I've always wondered, and never really understood... how come maths fit with reality so well? How can we make predictions of the universe with a pen and paper, and have it fit with reality? Thanks so much and sorry for the long post.