I've been trying to get math for the longest time and I've noticed that most teachers either don't understand it or don't care to provide the necessary background info that is absolutely necessary to achieve true understanding. I want and need to know math, but I feel like I've been failed at every turn. Having been poor is the hardest part, since even so many people are at the ready to waste my resources by suggesting books, programs and classes that often don't amount to anything useful to people like me who didn't get a good public education. Schools somehow gave me enough to be a decent writer, but they gave and continue to give nill in the way of physics, maths and sciences. In my college physics class, they claimed there were no prerequisite math classes, but then they were giving out tough calculations that I'd never seen before and they were grading us on the work. I have an understanding of scientific process and I understand many aspects of physics up to the point where math is concerned, but there's something I'm missing and I can't figure out what it is. I'm apprehensive to check out yet another book recommendation due to what's happened in the past. I really lack trust in anybody. Is it that the nerds don't want to allow people into their groups, so they're just giving out bad advice, writing bad books, and improperly teaching classes? Please take this serious if it seems laughable to you; I'm really trying to figure out what the hell is going on with education.