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).
you can search for threads here as well. many problems like these have been done on this forum. try searching for evaluating/simplifying trig functions here and, of course, on google
i really think you should come back with specific problems, explaining these things right off the bat will be difficult, and re-inventing the wheel
But, I can't imagine going back to that method.
1 specific example problem would be:
The value of sin (x) is 1/5 . Express the value of csc (x) as an integer.
Yeah, I realized shortly after posting it that that problem was perhaps the worst possible one to randomly pick. Here is another one:
The value of is 1/5. The value of can be written in the form . Express the value of in simplest form (as an irreducible quotient of two integers).