Do you have to learn maths piece by piece starting from the fundamental basics onto the more advanced stuff. Besides this obvious point my real question is will you understand it? I mean does understanding come eventually after you have learned the various pieces or is it possible you may never achieve true understanding? I say this because I probably am trying to run before I can walk well with my thoughts and understanding but find that I simply just don't get certain stuff well I actually don't understand all of it. Currently working on the basics I get that stuff but what I mean is I can't see the big picture. Some dumb questions that come of the top of my head. - How is a circle connected to a sine wave I see this on Wikipedia but don't grasp why they are connected. - Quadratics and polynomials are equations it seems to me that you got to find the roots for and something called a discriminant is involved. You can graph these too it seems and they are also connected to waves or maybe I am wrong on this account I dunno. - This square business I don't get using the square method. I mean has this got anything to do with square numbers yet it doesn't seem the roots follow that pattern I dunno. I had other dumb questions I can't think of right now. Pretty much a moron right now hopefully that changes.