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NC.MATH 007 - Algebraic Expressions - Tanya Paraon

Course:Algebraic Expressions
Professor:Tanya Paraon
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hello and Welcome! My name is Tanya Paraon and I will be your instructor on the exciting Journey through the math topic of algebraic expressions. I am a College of the Canyons Alumni and have been working within the college for 18 years. I have been teaching Non-Credit courses for the past 7 years and am excited for the expansion of the Math course for years to come. I have a passion for math and a passion to teach math and inspire those who may not like math.

Course Description

Here’s a brief preview of what you will learn in this course, and the topics that will be covered.

Introduces the basic concepts of algebraic expressions and their operations.  

Unit 1: Introduction to variables

Unit 2: Algebraic expressions

Unit 3: Solving equations

Unit 4: Inequalities

What to Expect in this Course

Here are the activities you can expect to engage in during a semester in your class. The course is self paced and done at your own time 100% online through Canvas. The full course is expected to take you 6 to 10 hours to complete. This course has 4 units that it will cover within the topic of  Algebraic Expression. 

For each unit you will be provided with a media lesson that will teach you about the topic in the unit and model examples for you. Then you will be expected to complete an assignment to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. For the assignment you will have multiple opportunities for accuracy. In addition there is a student workbook for each unit the will give practice problems and answers to check your work.  At the end of the unit there is a quiz for you to demonstrate your understanding of the unit topic. Each unit quiz is to be completed before moving on to the next unit.

This is a non-credit course. Upon the completion of the course, you will be given either a Pass (P) or a No-Pass (NP) grade. Passing this course indicates that you have met the student learning outcomes.

Types of Assessments

Online assignments to check for understanding in each unit and one online test at the end of each unit in the course done on Canvas using MyOpenMath program.

Textbook Information

The only required course materials is access to Canvas to be able to complete the assignments and quizzes.

Other Relevant Course Information

This course is the seventh course in the sequence of noncredit developmental mathematics modules designed to prepare and provide support for transfer-level mathematics and science courses. Complete of NC.Math 007 and 008 result in a certificate. We strongly encourage you to strive toward passing this course and all other Math Skills courses you take. If you earn a passing grade in all courses associated with a certificate you can earn a certificate of completion and digital badge! This will increase your value to future employers, give you something to show for all your hard work, and strengthen your resume and/or LinkedIn profile! More detailed information can be found at In order to receive a Pass for attending this course, participants are encouraged to:

  • Complete all media lessons
  • Complete all homework assignments
  • Complete all unit quizzes

Students can register for the course at any time up to the semester’s add deadline. The course is self-paced. To be successful in the course students should complete the work within a total time of 6  to 10 hours. Complete the work without distractions and in manageable chunks of time. Suggested to complete one section a day spending 1.5 to 2 hours on each section. You do not need to be a mathematician to be successful in math. This course is a great place to start to help you gain those math skills and knowledge back.

Please be aware that I am obligated to use the College of the Canyons attendance policy in this course. To show you are actively engaged in this class, you must complete the first discussion board assignment by the end of the first week of the course or you will be dropped from the class. Additionally, you will need to complete at least one other assignment by the mid-date of the course or you will be dropped from the class. If at any point in the first week of class, you think you will have any issues meeting these deadlines, please contact me as soon as possible.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 06/21/2024 Sub#: 591