When I look at math, it's like my mind goes fuzzy.
The only way to describe it is in terms of what I can relate it to. You know how when you read, you see the letters and words, but your brain picks up on the meaning?
When I see numbers, mathematical symbols and equations, I find it incredibly difficult to understand them. Its like trying to read Kanji (without knowing Japanese).
Something simple like 4+24 is easy, but as soon as I see √(a2.7+ b8.6)/34 my brain freaks out. I struggle to read it in my head in a way that makes sense. I literally read it as "a line of numbers".
I am now doing a Bachelor of Computer Science degree part time, and scoring 75% or ABOVE for every subject, except math, which I have failed this semester with a current average of 32%. I had quite a poor schooling experience (yes, I am in a third world country). I don't even know the difference between Calculus and Trigonometry, I completed an access course to get University admission, but the fractions and simple math in the access course were nothing compared to Linear Algebra and Set Theory.
I have about 3-4 months until I retake my uni math courses. My idea is to try and get through the entire math high school syllabus on a site like Khan Academy, and hope that it gives me the grounding and background I need to succeed at a university level.
I'm not sure what to do, I'm desperate for a degree, and more than willing to earn it, it just seems like a huge mountain to climb and I don't know where to start.
The way I see it I have very limited options if I can't "get math". I'm open to suggestions, but Im hoping there is a definitive answer. My question is, in light of the above information, where should I start the learning process if I want to be able to achieve a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science?