#### MTH 111 Information Sheet and Contract

Welcome to MTH 111!   In order to make sure that you have the information you need to be successful in this course, and to avoid misunderstandings later, we ask you to read and save this sheet, and to submit the acknowledgement at the bottom.  All sections of MTH 111 follow the same syllabus and take the same major exams, and the information below applies to all sections.

1. MTH 111 assumes that you have had high school  Algebra II and Geometry.  Although we will do some  review some in MTH 111, it is your responsibility to know, review, or learn, this material. Specifically, you are expected to know the following:

• How to use signed numbers and parentheses correctly.
• The idea of the real number line, and the representation of  real numbers as decimal expansions.
• How to add, multiply and divide fractions including simple algebraic fractions.
• How to add and multiply polynomials.
• Powers, fractional and negative exponents.
• The relationship between the equation of a line and its graph, including the interpretation of the slope and y-intercept.
• Simple factoring of polynomials, including perfect squares, difference of two squares, factoring out common terms.
• How to solve linear equations, and how to solve quadratic equations by using  the quadratic formula.
• Common (base 10) logarithms.
• The formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, measurement of angles in degrees, and the simple right triangle trigonometry i.e. solving triangles using sin, cos and tan.

2.  You are expected to come to class.  Your instructor will give you a specific attendance policy.

On-line material, the WeBWorK homework system in particular, is a basic part of this course.  WeBWorK is not optional and will count toward your grade.  You are expected to work on this material in the campus computer labs or from your own computer.  No special software is required for WeBWorK.  See the Technology page for more information

You are expected to consult the course web-site for course information and to download and/or print any material of which you want a personal copy.

As stated in the General Information on the home page,  we expect that you will give this course at least 6-7 hours a week of your undivided attention, in addition to class time.

3.  You are required to do your own work unless specifically told otherwise by your instructor (e.g. a joint project).  In support of honest students, those discovered cheating on assignments (including computer assignments)  or exams will receive a grade of 0 on the assignment or exam, or something more  severe. Use of unauthorized aids such as cheat sheets or information stored in calculator memories, will be considered cheating.  The Mathematics Department and the University strongly promote academic integrity.

4.  Grades of Incomplete will be given only in cases meeting the strict conditions in the University bulletin and only with permission of the course coordinator.  If your instructor advises you that you are in danger of failing before the drop deadline, take appropriate measures.

5.  You are expected to abide by the University's civility policy:

"The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class."

Cell phones and beepers must be turned off in class.

Any infractions will be reported immediately to the head of the Mathematics Department.

6.  Exams for this course are given at night, at common times for all sections.  If you have a regularly scheduled class or job you will be given a makeup exam upon submitting appropriate evidence.

7.  The final exam is given during one of the common exam times, not at the times listed for courses meeting at your section's hour.  Plan your departure from URI at the end of semester to take this into account.

8.  You are expected to know your section number and the name of your instructor.

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