Basically, all you need going into "Dinosaurs" is basic high school math and science. The math load is very light, but I will expect some very minor skill in algebra.

That's not to say that the course is not challenging ­ I just don't expect you to be a science/math whiz when you walk in the door.

On the other hand, for those who have a strong math/science background, I think you will find most of the material in this course completely new to you, and hopefully quite interesting and entertaining as well.