I've observed that mathematics at college starts with Calculus I. Another observation of mine was that the math content in the majority of high schools is somewhat lacking and as such, jumping straight into a proper college calculus course might be a bad move. I know I'm not speaking for I alone when I say that the treatment of math that I was exposed to in high school was quite meagre, in that a lot of what we learn is just taken on good faith and there is very little in the way of proofs. Maybe I find this so annoying because I intend on majoring in math or physics and would be somewhat less frustrated if I didn't have to try find old books all over the internet to assist me in re-learning geometry, trigonometry and algebra before I start university. One of the reasons I'm applying to uni for *next* year instead of this one is because there are many gaps in my knowledge and I won't find peace until I am fully comfortable with all the material. Anyway, should the consolidation of these topics in mathematics be the responsibility of the high school, college or should in fact, be that of the student's? Discuss.