*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, I ask you to read and save this sheet.

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.

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.

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.

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."*