Elizabeth Howell

Instructor Email

Instructor Phone

(940) 498-6226


Course Description

Concepts instructed in this course are algebraic including polynomials and rational expressions, linear expressions and inequalities, exponents and radicals, absolute value equations and inequalities, factoring, and quadratic equations and graphs. This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.



Course Requirements


MATH 0305 passed with a "C" or better or satisfactory 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. You must login and complete assignments every week. Our week will run from Monday to Sunday. Every Monday I check for attendance. After 1 week of absenteeism (non-participation), a student may be warned and referred to the College Preparatory Studies Department Chair. After a student has been absent from class for 3 weeks (non-participation), 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.



Additional Resources

Sample Syllabus (PDF)