**Mathematics:** Instructor of Mathematics

**Office:** L-201T on the Mount Vernon campus

**Phone:** (360) 416.7917

**Email:** Greta.Kocol@skagit.edu

Hello! I'm Greta Kocol and I'm here at Skagit Valley College to help you learn mathematics. I've been enjoying mathematics, puzzles and games since I can remember. When I first started college myself, I attended Everett Community College. Eventually I ended up at Western Washington University where I earned a BA in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Mathematics. I spent some time teaching junior high and high school math students before I began work at SVC nineteen years ago.

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed Winter break and are ready to learn new skills and become a better critical thinker. I am looking forward to working on some fun and challenging problems with you. I hope this quarter goes smoothly for you. See you around campus!

9:30 AM Daily: Calculus - Math 151 A

10:30 AM Daily: Precalculus II - Math 142 B

11:30 AM Daily: Office Hour in L201T

12:30 PM TTh: Yoga :)

**Math 99 DE:** A MyMathLab access code/kit is required for the class. The Math 99 text is available online with the code, a paper copy of the book is optional. Text for Math 99: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra - Functions and Authentic Applications 2e, Jay Lehmann. (Buyer Beware: If you purchase an access code online the code number must not have been previously used or it will not work. Purchasing from Pearson directly at MyMathLab registration is safe and is approximately $100) If you don't have the money right now, you can always log into the course with a temporary 14-day access in order to get started immediately.

**Math 146 - Statistics**: Elementary Statistics, 12th edition, Mario Triola. An older edition of the Math 146 text can be purchased cheaply ($7.99) online if you'd like to use it instead: Elementary Statistics, 11th edition. You will also be required to have a TI83/84 calculator.

**MATH 148: **The text for the course is Calculus and its Applications, Bittenger, 11th edition, Pearson. You may purchase and use the 10th edition or loose leaf edition online for much less ($3.79). You can also choose to use an electronic version by just purchasing a MML Access Code for approximately $100.

**MATH 152: ** The text is an OLD edition of Calculus Early Transcendentals, Stewart. We use the 5th edition so students can buy these older versions online and save money. Order your book now so you have it when the quarter starts.

**Other SVC Mathematics Resources:**

Math Center - L221 Drop in Tutoring and a great place to work on homework

Online Tutoring

Skagit Valley College - Drop In Tutoring and Math Center Schedule

SVC Mathematics Courses Flowchart

A bowl contains 75 candies, identical except for color. Twenty are red, 25 are green, and 30 are brown. Without looking, what is the least number of candies you must pick in order to be absolutely certain that three of them are brown?

Printable Graph Paper - Rectangular, Polar, logarithmic, semi-log, etc.

Quote for the Day

Peanut Software Homepage - Free mathematics software: Plotting, Geometry, Integer Calculator that can handle millions of digits, Statistics, Games, etc.

Unit Converter - Metric and US Customary Units

Pick a Number Mindreader

Han's Roslings 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes....Must See Stats!

Charles Babbage

Math Study Skills

Purple Math Algebra topics

Videos of Math Lectures - Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Alabama has a variety of math videos in their libary.

Saint Louis University Mathematics Applets

MathNexus - A great resource for mathematics and math educators

The Math Forum

The MacTutor History of Math Archive

How to Listen to Math Lectures - In Praise of Lectures by T. W. Korner, University of Cambridge

Archimedes - The Palimpsest - Information about the recent discovery of a manuscript of Archimedes that was written over as prayer book.

Census Bureau Dynamic Population Clocks - Watch the poulation of the US and the World change before your eyes.

The Cartalk Puzzler - One of my favorite collections of problems from two funny guys.

The Grey Labyrinth - Some great puzzles!

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany

John Allen Paulos - Author of "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper"

The MegaPenny Project - How many pennies are in circulation? How big is a billion penny structure? How about a quadrillion?

Just how big is a one dollar bill?

The Empire State Building - How tall is it?

Safeco Field - How big is the stadium?

Mt. Rainier

World Trade Center

U-Haul moving van sizes

Monte Hall Applet - Simulate the Monte Hall problem over and over with the Java applet. Try using the SWITCH strategy and also the STAY strategy. What happens?

Nova interview with Andrew Wiles - This man spent over 7 years of his life devoted to proving Fermat's Last Theorem.

Fermat's Last Theorem

Lewis Carroll - or... Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Math in Everyday Life

The Artwork of MC Escher

Jackson Pollock

Math in the Movies

The Fibonacci Sequence

The Shroud of Turin

Graph Paper with 4 grids per page

Purple Math Algebra topics

How Big are Bacteria?

Online Algebra Text

Musical Note frequencies

Light Intensity vs. Distance Relationship

The pH Factor and another pH site

Antique Radio Page - Can you find a logarithmic scale on one of those radios?

The Seattle Space Needle - How tall is it anyway?

The Decibel Scale - brought to you by coolmath

The Gateway Arch - Or as more properly named... The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

The Catenary Curve - Using Geometer's sketchpad by Paul Kunkel

Watch Galloping Gertie Sway - A video clip of the old Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Twenty Calculus Links from Jerry Johnson at WWW and MathNexus

Visual Calculus - A collections of modules useful for studying calculus.

Saint Louis University Calculus Applets

Calculus on Demand at Dartmouth College - A collection of applets, examples, and videos.

Exambot - A good resource for calculus problems

COW - Calculus on the web

Whistler Alley Mathematics by Paul Kunkel - Check out the sketchpad lessons for the Brachistochrone (Cycloid Curve), Catenary, and the Volume of a Torus.

Calculus graphics - The volume of the intersection of two cylinders

Eggmath - How would you find the equation for the curve of an egg?

I Love Calculus!!

Wolframs web Integrator

TI-89 Statistics Editor Flash Program - Download and install with TI-Connect

The Data and Story Library - Good place to find data sets with a brief abstract.

Climate Data from US Historical Climatology Network

National Center for Health Statistics

Chance Database Welcome Page

Statistics - Annenberg Media

The DAU Stat Refresher

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

The American Mathematical Society

Half.com

Amazon.com

Bookfinder.com

Chegg.com

Campusrentals.com