My question is does anyone know of some good books at getting a well rounded understanding of math? And the explanation of my question is as follows: (Any suggestions would be awesome) I have some complicated circumstances that have ultimately left me 22 and with a wholly unsatisfactory if not sad understanding of Mathematics. I am enthralled with the threadbare understanding of mathematics I have now. I wish to only evolve that understanding as much as I can. My problem is that I don’t have the time or cash to go to college right now and no education since the 6th grade. I want to learn these things and I don’t care how hard it will be. So I have begun trying to teach myself these things. I have selected few books to start as a general framework to make it to an understanding that allows me to dive far deeper into Mathematics in order to give myself the proper tools to understand physics.. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning or M:ICMM by A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, and M. A. Lavrent'ev and as a supplement Dictionary of Mathematics Terms (Barron's Business Dictionaries) by Douglas Downing Ph.D My problem is that around page 72 of M:ICMM I lost steam and floundered. This was about the time in the book a jump was made from geometry and basic algebra in rapid succession. After reviewing the circumstances I made the determination that the problem was that I had missed several or more pieces of information that would allow me to understand the material in question. This is thing as I haven’t had any real formal education in math since I was 10 years old. Since that time I have not had the opportunity to gain a lot of the fundamentals of almost every discipline of math. I can read and understand the material in the first book I mentioned without much difficulty.