**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 twenty years ago.

Happy Spring! 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!

8:30-9:20AM Contemporary Mathematics, Math 107A, ,L224

9:30-10:20 AM DAILY, OFFICE HOUR, L201T

10:30-11:20AM Precalculus II, Math 142A, L224

Online: Intermediate Algebra - Math 99 DE

**Math 97:** A MyLabMath 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 __optiona__l. Text: 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 MyLabMath 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. You can rent one for $20 per quarter.

**Math 141: **Text: 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 OR older editions of either text will be fine as well.

A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course. You can rent one for $20 per quarter.

**Math 141 DE: **A MyLabMath access code/kit is required for the class. The text is available online, a paper copy of the book is __optiona__l. Text for Math 141DE: Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, 7th edition, Michael Sullivan, Pearson. (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 MyLabMath 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 with direct link cable. You can rent a calculator for $20 per quarter.

**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

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