course is intended for students to become proficient in algebra, in order
to build a firm foundation in preparation for MTH 111 Precalculus. Problem solving and applications will be emphasized
throughout. MTH 111 requires a C- or better in MTH 101.
LEC: (3 crs.) Introduction to algebraic manipulation, solving
equations and Inequalities in one variable. Plotting points and graphing
elementary functions. Interpreting and expressing mathematics. Intended for
STEM majors who are not prepared to take MTH 111. (Lec.
3) Pre: S in MTH099. Not for credit for mathematics majors, not for general
education credit, and not open to students with a C- or better in MTH131 or
Prerequisite(s): S in MTH 099.
Area(s) and Outcome(s): None.
Credit Hours: 3
end of the course the student should be able to:
_ perform arithmetic operations on polynomials using the rules
_ factor using GCF, difference of two squares, sum/difference of
two cubes, trinomials and grouping;
_ solve quadratic equations by factoring;
_ perform arithmetic operations on rational and radical
expressions and functions;
_ solve rational and radical equations and solve quadratic
equations by the quadratic formula;
_ use the relationship between the equation of a line and its
_ solve relevant applications (exponents, quadratic equations,
Textbook(s): Introductory and Intermediate Algebra Fifth Edition by Lial, Hornsby
Other Required Material(s): MyMathLab Online Homework
Access Code (see below for details)
Final grades will be based on class assignments, online MyMathLab homework, four night exams, and a
comprehensive final exam at a date/time/locale TBA. The grade distribution
is as follows:
10% Class Assignments
Students are expected to be
active participants in this course. This includes attending class
regularly and completing any/all assignments. Some of these assignments
may include class/group activities, projects, or quizzes.
Homework will be completed
online through MyMathLab.
There will be 4 night exams. Each
exam will be administered from 6-7:30pm on the following dates:
Exam 1 on Chapter 5: Tuesday,
February 14 in Chafee 271
Exam 2 on Chapter 6: Tuesday, March 7 in Chafee 271
Exam 3 on Chapter 7: Tuesday, March 28 in Chafee 271
Exam 4 on Chapter 9: Tuesday, April 18 in Chafee 271
Absolutely no calculators are allowed on any
30% Final Exam
There will be a cumulative
final at the end of the semester covering ALL material
learned in class throughout the semester.
Assignments will not be graded on a curve nor
will any extra credit be made available.
Letter Grade Distribution
Final grades will be determined according to the following
93.00 - 100.00 A
73.00 - 76.99 C
90.00 - 92.99 A-
70.00 - 72.99 C-
87.00 - 89.99 B+
67.00 - 69.99 D+
83.00 - 86.99 B
60.00 - 66.99 D
80.00 - 82.99 B-
0.00 - 59.99 F
77.00 - 79.99 C+
MyMathLab is an online
homework system that will be used for the homework assignments in this
A MyMathLab registration
code is required. A registration code comes bundled with each new version
of the textbook sold at the bookstore, or can be purchased separately if
you want to use a used textbook. MyMathLab also
comes with an electronic version of the textbook.
MyMathLab assignments will be
constant over all sections of the course. You are responsible for
getting MyMathLab set up and enrolling
in the online section of your course in a timely fashion.
Using Your Registration Code to Sign Up
See MyMathLab Sign Up Instructions.
Direct all questions about MyMathLab to Joseph Erickson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability and Due Dates
See the Homework Calendar.
homework you have three attempts for each question. If you are unsuccessful
after all three attempts, you may click similar problem to try again. This
process can be repeated until you are successful.
Policies for the
is a vital and necessary part of this course. While there is no formal
attendance policy, we cover a lot of information at a rapid pace; missing a
class will result in a large amount of material missed. Students are
responsible for all missed work, regardless of the reason for absence. It
is also the absentee’s responsibility to get all missing notes or
You are expected to attend every lecture and lab, and to
submit your work on time. Late homework will not be accepted.
It is your responsibility to communicate clearly in
writing up solutions for homework, quizzes, and exams. Your results must
display your understanding well and be written in a correct, complete,
coherent, and well organized fashion. The rules of language still apply in
mathematics, and they apply even when symbols are used in formulas,
The rapid pace of the class requires that you spend time
every day doing homework, reviewing notes, reading the textbook, and
working out extra problems, all in addition to the time spent in class.
exams may be scheduled in the event you are unable to attend exams under
the following conditions. In particular, if you must miss the exam because
of a scheduling conflict, you must notify your instructor before, not
after, the exam, and emergencies require you to contact your instructor within
24 hours. See University Manual sections 8.51.10 and 8.51.14 for
If your reason for missing the exam as scheduled is (i) a University sanctioned event for which verifiable
documentation can be provided (including another scheduled class), (ii) a
responsibility to an employer that cannot be rescheduled (with
documentation from your employer), or (iii) Religious holidays, then you
MUST INFORM YOUR INSTRUCTOR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE EXAM AND PROVIDE
DOCUMENTATION IF REQUESTED. Makeup exams will be scheduled after the actual
exam, and preferably before the class period when exams are to be handed
back, but no later than one week after the original date.
If the reason for missing the exam as scheduled is due
to (i) illness (with verifiable documentation
from a medical provider), or (ii) an emergency (with appropriate
documentation), then you MUST INFORM YOUR INSTRUCTOR WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE
EXAM and provide documentation upon your return. Failure to notify your
instructor within 24 hours will result in a 0 for the exam. No exceptions.
Makeup exams may be scheduled no later than a week after the original date,
unless the illness or emergency precludes this, in which case the makeup
exam will be given on a common date during the last two weeks of the
Students that miss course work (not exams) under the same the
conditions mentioned above will be given the opportunity to make up the
phones, ipads, ipods,
etc. should be turned off during class. Excepted from this are electronic
pads used for note-taking. Your instructor may tell you about other
exceptions. “Texting” is not allowed. Absolutely
no calculators are permitted on exams.
_ All class materials (e.g. notes, projects, exams, lectures,
etc.) are property of URI and the instructor. Copying, video taping, taking
pictures, or posting this material is not allowed without consent of the
instructor and URI.
Please come to class prepared by reading over the text
to be covered and by bringing your book, notebook and pencil.
You are here to learn, so give class your full
attention, ask questions if you do not understand, and be respectful and
courteous to your fellow students and professor.
There is no alternative credit in this course. Don’t
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 8.27.10-8.27.21, http://web.uri.edu/manual/chapter-8/chapter-8-2/.
Any student with a documented disability should contact your
instructor early in the semester so that he or she may work out reasonable
accommodations with you to support your success in this course. Students
should also contact Disability Services for Students: Office of Student
Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098. They will determine with you what
accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and
documentation is confidential. _
Academic Enhancement Center
There is help available from the Academic Enhancement Center
(AEC). The AEC offers tutoring (both walk-in and appointment-based types)
and academic coaching. For more information on AEC services and study tips,
visit the AEC website at http://web.uri.edu/aec/.
University of Rhode Island regulations concerning incomplete
grades will be followed. See University Manual sections 8.53.20 and 8.53.21
It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island to accord
students, on an individual basis, the opportunity to observe their
traditional religious holidays. Students desiring to observe a holiday of
special importance must provide written notification to each instructor.
Standards of Behavior
Students are responsible for being familiar with and adhering
to the published “Community Standards of Behavior: University Policies
and Regulations” which can be accessed in the University Student Handbook (www.web.uri.edu/studentconduct/university-student-handbook/).
If you must come in late, please do not disrupt the class. Please turn off
all cell phones or any electronic devices.