Anyone know of any math books that are great introductions to math (from basic algebra to calculus)? Visual books, I think, are very helpful. I'm sure there are plenty of people like me who have generally stayed away from math-- that is, have generally disliked dealing with numbers, but enjoy logic though through words (i.e. philosophy, literature, theory)--but at some point in their life realize its importance. I personally realized that my schooling ruined my interest and skills in math and that perhaps if I had been taught outside of a classroom setting where the teaching was not compulsory, nor with gender biases, that I'd be much better at math than I am today.

If you know of any good books that are for laypersons (i.e. those not experts at math nor who have generally enjoyed it) please let me know!