Marsha Gossett

Instructor Email

Instructor Phone

(940) 498-6233


Course Description

This course includes basic algebraic concepts and notations: algebraic expressions and equations, factoring polynomials, and graphing. Some prior algebra knowledge required. This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.



Course Requirements


MATH 0303 passed with a "C" or better or satisfactory THEA placement score.



John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, & Jamie Blair: Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Prentice Hall, 2010, 3rd ed.


Students need an access code for MyMathLab. Students may buy an access code online at or purchase one in the NCTC bookstore. Students do not need a textbook, but may purchase one if desired. Access MyMathLab via ANGEL.


Calculators are permitted. NO CELL PHONE calculators.



Additional Information

College Preparatory Studies Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual attendance is expected of all students in all College Prep classes for which they have registered. There are NO excused absences. The Department of College Preparatory Studies will notify students of absences reported by instructors and one courtesy warning e-mail notification will be sent to the students’ current NCTC student e-mail address when the student accrues 3 hours absence in a course. Failure to read and/or receive NCTC e-mail is no excuse for not complying with the Attendance Policy. It is the student's responsibility to maintain correct and current e-mail and local and permanent addresses with the college.

After a student has been absent from class 6 hours, the student may be dropped. If the student is dropped from the only College Prep class in which he/she is enrolled and is TSI liable, the student will be DROPPED from all remaining courses for that semester.

Inform the instructor in writing during the first week of class of any religious holidays observed this semester. Documentation must be given to the instructor at the class following the holiday.

Also, since punctuality has become a problem in recent semesters, three tardies will be considered one absence. Coming in late disrupts the class. Occasions do occur that you will need to be tardy, but not on a consistent basis.



Additional Resources

Sample Syllabus (PDF)