Currently going back to school it has been years since I have dealt with mathematics. I actually really enjoy math but at the same time I don't do well with it. Even a couple years ago I applied for a warehouse job and they handed a two sided math worksheet. I think it had 25 questions. Everything from basic arithmetic to word problems. They told me I could not use a calculator. I only knew a few questions. Of course I did not get the job. By the way no thanks to one of my high math teachers. He was a BIG proponent to using calculators with mathematics. I am really into using mental mathematics. Specifically Vedic Mathematics. Maybe someone here knows more about that than I do. I hate the way I was taught growing up always thought there had to be a better way. I mean we solve math problems from right to left but every time we read something it's more natural left to right. But sadly that's all I know. I hope I don't get a reply that you tell me to go open a math textbook and start practicing. I appreciate you writing me back but not the answer I am looking for. My goals are to understand mathematics once again. Be faster at it without using a piece of paper and pencil and without a calculator. But when I have to do math problems on paper I want a better way to solve math problems instead of what we were taught in grade school. Does anybody know any good math books I should buy, websites, etc? Thanks for reading.