OK, so I applied for a job and the guy’s like, “wow, interesting that you should call because I think I’ll have an opening for that position in about eight weeks. How much math do you know?”

Now, I didn’t want to tell him that I took logic in college instead of math, so I said, “well, I don’t have a strong background in math, but am willing to learn. What will I need to know and do you know any books that might be helpful?”

I thought this was a good answer because the books I had on the subject didn’t appear to have any complicated math in them and everyone uses computer programs (or spreadsheets) with the math preprogrammed anyway.

The response, “Anything relating to probability and stats. Differential equations and calculus.”

OK. I took stats in high school. I vaguely recall what a z-line is and know the difference between mean, median and mode. I dropped out of precalc in high school and would guess that a differential calculation is subtraction (yes, I know that’s wrong).

So, anyone know a good place to start learning this stuff?