It is at this point that people often get scared and say that Mathematics isn't for them but if you have a good understanding of the numerical rules you shouldn't have too many difficulties with these algebraic basics. Algebraic topics such as factorising and solving equations can get very difficult very quickly so I've not included them in this class at the moment. They're also amongst some of the more abstract mathematical topics so people see little use for them - I admit you're not very likely to have to 'complete the square' in everyday life, even if you knew how to do it. The topics I've picked for this branch of Mathematics just give you a brief introduction to the wonderful world of algebra... dig in!