I am and have for a very long time been very interested in physics, simply because I have a need to know how things work. I did not however enter into any field relating to physics as a career, but am still trying to understand as much as I can. Over the years I've studied many topics (Cosmology and QM fascinate me the most) and while I get the concepts and to some degree an understanding, I always hit the math roadblock. I didn't take much math in school (wasn't required) and now even my algebra is rusty. I DO however pick things up very quickly in the right structured environment. Which leads to my question: I would like to gain deeper insight into physics, which means I need to get over that math wall. I am not looking to gain an advanced degree in this field. I'm not trying to become a physicist. I simply need some guidance on what math classes I should take (and what order?) based on the fact that its for my own understanding. Since I'm not going for any advanced degree here I will likely use community colleges, starting with an algebra brush up course. Any suggestions? Thanks.