Chris D. Lynd, M.S.
Mathematics
Chris_Lynd@my.uri.edu
Office Hours: Tues. and Thur. 4:00  5:00 Providence, Room 322

MTH
099
Fall 2012

Providence Campus



Optional Textbook:
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
Sherri Messersmith
Our class code is ADPNREADAW
All assignments are done using www.aleks.com.


Below are
documents that you should print out and put in your notebook.


Calendar of Topics

Practice Problems from Lessons 1  13

Practice Final Exam 1


Grading Policy

This course is graded Pass/Fail.
In order to pass this class, you must do the following:
(1) Come to class every day, take notes, and practice the skills
in class.
(2) Do your math lesson on ALEKS after every class.
(3) See your instructor IMMEDIATELY if you do not understand how
to solve the problems in a lesson. Do not let yourself fall behind.
(4) Pass the Math Skills Assessment at the end of the semester.
This is an online assessment using ALEKS.


Tutoring

Walkin tutoring for math is located in rooms 201 and 205 in Lippitt
Hall (Kingston) everyday from 12:00  6:00. There is a no appointment
needed and it is FREE. There are laptops available so you can access
your ALEKS account. Be sure to bring your notes and questions with you.
The tutoring center is a great place to study with classmates and
friends, prepare for exams, and review the material covered in lecture.


Course
Description

MTH
099 is a review of basic algebra and trigonometry: operations of real
numbers and algebraic expressions, negative and fractional exponents,
polynomials and fractional expressions, equations and systems of
equations, inequalities, right triangle trigonometry and applications.
It is for students not sufficiently prepared to take other mathematics
courses. Credits may not be used
toward the minimum credits required for graduation or for general
education. MTH 099 is pass/fail only.
The assignments for this course will be done online using ALEKS. You will be given a code in class to access and purchase the online problem sets
at www.aleks.com.


Classroom
Policies

Attendance
Attendance is required, please arrive on time.
If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of time via email.
At times, you will be expected to participate in class and to practice
problems as a class. Be respectful of others in the classroom. No
mobile phones, ipods, or any
other personal electronic devices are allowed during class.
Due to the H1N1 situation, if you are sick, you should not come to
class. Please notify me ahead of time, follow along with the syllabus,
send any questions to me
via email, and get healthy so you can come back to class. You will be
allowed a reasonable
amount of time to make up any work. Please see U.R.I.’s information
regarding the H1N1
flu virus.
The link is: http://www.uri.edu/news/h1n1
Students With
Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability
should contact me as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations.
Students should also contact Disability Services
for Students: Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 8742098.
They will determine with
you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information
and documentation is confidential.
Cheating
Cheating is defined in the University Manual
section 8.27.10 as the claiming of credit for work not done
independently without giving credit for aid received, or any
unauthorized communication during examinations. Students are expected
to be honest
in all academic work. The resolution of any charge of cheating or
plagiarism will
follow the guideline set forth in the University Manual 8.27.10 – 8.27.20.

