What do you think when someone asks if they can be good programmers while they say they are bad at maths?
— YAGNI - you ain't gonna need it. Do things only as you need them. Sure basics are important. More important is to know what you need and where to look for it. It will be easier if you know the correct terms. It is hard to look for "how do I multiplicate a number with itself?" when you could instead ask for "how do I get the exponent of x?"