Then take that algebra class (or get a book). Most people don't really understand it the first time they take it anyway. It mainly comes down to learning to think of things in terms of pictures. Everyone I know who actually understands algebra thinks of it that way.
As for me, I've been going back and reviewing calculus......every week while I'm waiting for my laundry.
I had to learn Nuclear Physics and a crash course at that; which math I had to learn and much more to certify. An electronics course I took uses a lot of math; if what goes in doesn't come out the same it's wrong; 5 volts in can be accounted for through math.
I've read every book I could find on quantum physics (Quantum mechanics) till it sunk in that I had to take someone else's word for something that would most likely be outdated or disproved later. No way to dig any deeper unless I could do the math (I can't) and my comment on math being under rated; numbers as I see it (now) can explain just about anything depending upon how the product is derived, even outside of reasoning.
(Where did we get that (equation) from? Nowhere. It is not possible to derive it from anything you know. It came out of the mind of Schrödinger. —Richard Feynman)
Algebra I always blow, working out a finals question (College) that took some 10-15 minutes, I came up with the correct answer: 0, It wasn't till the next day it hit me, damn!
I should of gone to that first Algebra class.