In Time Enough for Love R.A. Heinlein said:
"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house."
Now - to be fair; that's not necessarily his opinion but that of his protagonist; Lazarus Long. And also to be fair; it's a rather harsh opinion.
However; the fact that I'm mathematically illiterate bugs me.
Not much - I can speak comfortably with Ph.D.s on a wide variety of subjects from history to English literature to any of a wide range of sciences. I'm no expert; I don't need to be - just interested, curious and knowledgeable enough not to look like an idiot.
Those areas in which I am expert require little or no mathematical ability; which may or may not be a good thing.
Where the math has a reason - a specific aspect of a larger skill - I can do the equations readily enough. (In Bosnia; I could calculate a windage/bullet drop conversion on the fly to hit my target square every time. The math would be dirt-simple for you folks; much harder for me though I do suggest you might find it a little trickier doing them whilst the other side is busy mortaring the daylights out of you. )
But all that said - having no ability with the most precise of the Human arts bothers me a bit. I'd like to sit down and start over - learn math.
My question is: Is there a specific tutoring website - an online math teacher - that any one here could recommend? I've looked at a few; but most are adverts for books or online courses. There are a few I've seen that cater to children; but none I've found yet that cater to a grown man who in his spare time would be able to start with fractions - I can almost do them, but with extreme difficulty - right up to calculus. Given the scientific/education base of this forum; I'm hoping someone might have a specific site on the tip of the brain they could direct me to.