I've always wanted to excel in solving basic quadratic equations, it seems like there's a lot that can be done with it that I can't do otherwise. I've searched the internet for some good learning tools , and checked the local library for some books, but all the data seems to be directed to people who already understand the subject. Is there any resource that can help new people as well?

You seem to be more freaked out than confused. First you need to control your senses . Do not panic. Sit back, relax and look at the books with an open mind. They will seem tough if you think they are tough. solving basic quadratic equations can be easily understood and you can solve almost every problem with the help of Algebrator. So relax.

A great piece of algebra software is Algebrator. Even I faced similar difficulties while solving long division, adding numerators and powers. Just by typing in the problem from homework and clicking on Solve – and step by step solution to my algebra homework would be ready. I have used it through several math classes - Basic Math, Algebra 1 and College Algebra. I highly recommend the program.