Mathematics: Instructor of Mathematics
Office: L-201T on the Mount Vernon campus
Phone: (360) 416.7917
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 twenty years ago.
Happy New Year! I hope you 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!
12:00-1:00 PM Office Hour on Monday and Wednesday, L201T, or by appointment
6:00-7:00 PM Monday Only, Study Session - Open to All, L205
6:00-6:50 PM Wednesday, Office Hour - L201T
7:00-9:05 PM Mon, Wed, Statistics - Math 146, L205
Online: Intermediate Algebra - Math 99 DE
Precalculus II - Math 142 DE
Math 97: A MyMathLab access code/kit is required for the class. The Math 97 text is available online with the code, a paper copy of the book is optional. Text for Math 97: 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.
A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course.
Math 142: Text for Math 142: Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, 7th edition, Michael Sullivan, Pearson; OR if you already have a copy of Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus, 6e, Stewart/Redlin/Watson, Brooks/Cole, you may use that text AND older editions of either text will be fine as well.
A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course with direct link cable.
Other SVC Mathematics Resources:
There are five apples in a basket and five people in a room. How can you give an apple to each person and still leave an apple in the basket?
Math Teacher with Math Anxiety!
Printable Graph Paper - Rectangular, Polar, logarithmic, semi-log, etc.
Peanut Software - Free mathematics software: Plotting using winplot available at this website.
Unit Converter - Metric and US Customary Units
Pick a Number Mindreader
MathNexus - A great resource for mathematics and math educators
The MacTutor History of Math Archive - Excellent repository with information about mathematicians and historical topics
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 - Lots of problems at different levels
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America
The American Mathematical Society