After 20 years of being a locksmith, I have decided that I want to get a college degree and I'll be starting next year! As part of my degree, I will be doing two math courses - one in calculus and the other in linear algebra. However other than addition and subtraction, I don't know much else! I'll need to work my way through K - 12 math textbooks doing topics such as arithmetic, algebra, counting & probability, geometry, number theory, calculus, etc before even touching first year college calculus and linear algebra textbooks! Could I please get some math textbook recommendations that are clear, proof-based and to the point? I have heard that some Soviet textbooks do what I want but I don't know too much about Soviet textbooks but it does sound interesting! I do prefer textbooks as I am a bit old fashioned and aren't the best when it comes to using technology! Money also is not a problem so please recommend as many textbooks as needed! If it's better to have a textbook for each field in math then so be it!