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**Plato** **You did not tell what level you are asking about.**

If this is secondary, then it sounds as if you are cursed with awful AP instructors.

If you are in college, you may have been ill-advised. Years ago, I was part of a regional conference on the *New Calculus*. The leader was a well-known mathematician at one of the hands-full of *southern Ives*. At the end of his talk, someone ask if this was an example of what his Univ taught freshman mathematics majors? If so, why would anyone pay the cost of his school??" The answer was so informative: "My good man, freshman mathematics majors at D___ don't take calculus."

**So tell us more about your situation.**