Fundamentals of Precalculus

MTH 111 Precalculus

Spring 2015 - Course Webpage
The website is the course syllabus
Definition of Precalculus

Fundamentals of Precalculus

MATH 111 COURSE INFORMATION


New prerequiste requirement for MTH131 and MTH141. C- or better in MTH 111.

SI Homework Sessions Spring 2015 SI Schedule




Calendar

Course Materials

Attendance and Advice

Exams and Grade Evaluation

Calculators

Sakai

MTH111 Learning Outcomes and Objectives

WebWork

Tutoring Center

  Students with Disabilities

Flu Statement

Placement Exam


 

Course Material

Text

Fundamentals of Precalculus 2nd edition, by M. Dugopolski, Pearson Publishing (Custom Edition for URI or Standard Edition)

Calculators

A calculator is not needed on exams. Exam permitted calculator.

Check with your instructor (before you go to an exam) if you are not sure if the calculator you have can be used on the exams.


 

WeBWorK Online Homework System


 

Exams and Grade Evaluation

There will be three common evening exams and a common final exam this semester.
Exam Time/Date Location by section number
Exam 1 6:00pm - 7:30pm Wed. Feb. 25 All sections Chafee 271
Exam 2 6:00pm - 7:30pm Thurs. Mar. 26 All sections Chafee 271
Exam 3 6:00pm - 7:30pm Thurs. Apr. 23 All sections Chafee 271
Final Exam TBA TBA

The following policies apply to all exams, and no exceptions will be made.

3 Exams 300 pts, 100 pts each
Final Exam 200 pts
Online WeBWorK Homework 50 pts
In class Pretests 75 pts
Class work 75 pts
TOTAL 700 pts

A (92% - 100%) A- (90% - 91%) B+ (87% - 89%) B (82% - 86%) B- (80% - 81%) C+ (77% - 79%)
C (72% - 76%) C- (70% - 71%) D+ (67% - 69%) D (60% - 66%) F (0% - 59%)
Compute Grade -> (your total points)/700 * 100 = your percentage


REMARKS


 

Policy on Make-ups for Exams

The following policies apply to all Make-up exams, and no exceptions will be made.



 

In class Pretest

Before each exam there will be an in class pretest worth 25 points.
In class Pretest Date
In class Pretest 1 Feb. 19 for a TTh class or Feb. 20 for a MWF class
In class Pretest 2 Mar. 12 for a TTh class or Mar. 13 for a MWF class
In class Pretest 3 Apr. 16 for a TTh class or Apr. 17 for a MWF class
The questions are non-multiple choice and similar to the multiple choice evening exam questions. This does NOT replace or add points to your exam grade. These points are separate from your exam points and are REQUIRED points.


 

MTH111 Learning Outcomes and Objectives

The primary goal of MTH 111 is to prepare you for calculus (MTH131 or MTH141). The calculus sequence is often an essential step toward degree and career objectives, so MTH 111 is also such a step. Thus MTH 111 is aimed at the student for whom it will be the first of an important series of courses rather than a last math course. New prerequiste requirement for MTH131 and MTH141. Passing a placement test or C- or better in MTH 111. This course is NOT a good choice simply to fulfill a general education requirement. It demands a very substantial amount of hard work for 3 credits. In order to succeed in this course and future math courses, you will have to master the following 9 Precalculus Competency Areas (PCA).


 

Attendance and Advice

The math department expects that you will give this course 12-14 hours per week of your undivided attention, in addition to class time. Class attendance is required and will be recorded. However, no direct point values will be associated with attendance. The key to success in this course is the problem material. It is very important that you try all the assigned problems listed on the syllabus and do all of the WeBWorK problems. The problems chosen for each textbook section indicate what we feel is important in that section and which ideas and skills you should focus on. Also, an important part of this course is strengthening your algebra skills and using them in new ways. Much of your success in precalculus depends on your grasp of basic algebra -- be prepared to review basic algebra and seek help as needed.


 

Students with Disabilities

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.


 

Illness Due to Flu

The nation is experiencing widespread influenza-like illness. If any of us develop flu-like symptoms, we are being advised to stay home until the fever has subsided for 24 hours. So, if you exhibit such symptoms, please do not come to class. Notify your instructor of your status, and we will communicate through the medium we have established for the class. We will work together to ensure that course instruction and work is completed for the semester. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted simple methods to avoid transmission of illness. These include: covering your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing; frequent washing or sanitizing your hands; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and staying home when you are sick. For more information please view http://www.cdc.gov/flu or flu.gov . URI Health Services web page, http://www.health.uri.edu , will carry advice and local updates.


 

Sakai

Sakai is being used in part for this course. All math 111 instructors have a Sakai site for their math 111 section. The Sakai site will contain your grades and how the classwork points will be given. Your instructor might place other important class material in the Sakai course shell. Check with your instructor. You can access Sakai at the following web address: https://sakai.uri.edu/portal/ Use your e-campus id and your URI Webmail password.