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Hello, I am new to physicsforums and I am still a high school student so I would like to have advice on what books should be relevant on preparation for calculus and more math beyond. I have basic algebra and geometry foundation and I would like to learn more high school math and up. So my plan is Algebra by Gelfand in conjunction with Geometry by Lang/Morrow and How To Prove It by Daniel J Velleman( I have already began this and I'm having quite a little bit of trouble and I think I should postpone this to another time still undecided if you could give me advice I would appreciate), then after I finish those books which would take a while, I go onto Basic Mathematics by Serge Lang in conjunction with Gelfand's trigonometry. This seems a lot in my opinion, so I was thinking I can just do Algebra by Gelfand with Geometry by Lang then move onto Basic Mathematics by Serge Lang. Please give me some good advice because I am not sure on which to do, and if you could critique some of my books it would be helpful as well. Thank you