I am new to this website and will not know even a fraction of what most people on this site know. However, I was hoping some of you may be able to give me some sound advice. Recently as part of my job, I have became exposed to the accounting for derivatives. I get the accounting ok since I am an accountant, but I do not get the math or valuation behind derivatives. I am not very good at math and it is a long long time since I did any such stuff at high school. I was hoping some of you may be able to recommend some books that would be a good starter for me to understand the math and valuation of derivatives. I looked through the recommended reading posts, but want to make sure that whatever I am recommended will be basic enough for me. It seemed that even some of the "primer" books on these posts were probably for people that have some idea what they are talking about. I can't stress enough, I am not as smart as you guys!

Any help would be very very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Pauly G