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**davesface** Where I went to high school, we were actually given graphing calculator for trig, alg 2, calc, and prob/stat, but now I'm going into a college level Calculus I class and can't do anything without a calculator (trig functions, ln, log, etc.). While I would still question the need for a full-on ban of calculators, I still see this as a major shortcoming and would like to try to work on it before our test on pre-calculus . Can anyone explain to me how to do this?

(I should also probably add that I understand the concepts of the functions since I've had to use them before, I just can't use them without a calculatoR).