New prerequiste requirement for MTH131 and MTH141. C- or better in MTH 111.
SI Homework Sessions
Spring 2015 SI Schedule
Attendance and Advice
Exams and Grade Evaluation
MTH111 Learning Outcomes and Objectives
Students with Disabilities
Fundamentals of Precalculus 2nd edition, by M. Dugopolski,
Pearson Publishing (Custom Edition for URI or Standard Edition)
A calculator is not needed on exams.
Exam permitted calculator.
Basic function (+, -, ×, ÷) calculators are the ONLY calculators permitted on exams
A cellphone CANNOT be used as a calculator!
Examples of calculators not permitted on exams. (The list is not complete.)
Graphing calculators (e.g. TI-89)
Scientific calculators (e.g. TI-34).
your instructor (before you go to an exam) if you are not sure if the calculator
you have can be used on the exams.
There will be
three common evening exams and a common final exam this semester.
The following policies apply to all exams, and no exceptions will be made.
The following policies apply to all Make-up exams, and no exceptions will be made.
Before each exam there will be an in class pretest worth 25 points.
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).
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.
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.
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 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:
Use your e-campus id and your URI Webmail password.