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Greta Kocol


Mathematics: Instructor of Mathematics

Office: L-201T on the Mount Vernon campus

Phone: (360) 416.7917


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Fall Quarter 2017

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.

Welcome back from summer break.  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!

Fall Quarter Schedule

8:30 AM Daily:  Statistics - Math 146A
9:30 AM Daily:  Statistics - Math 146C
10:30 AM Daily: NW Indians Rock!

2:00 PM Mon-Thur or by appt: Office Hour in L201T

Online:  Beginning Algebra - Math 97 DE

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Books for Winter 2018:

Math 96:  The text for the course is Prealgebra, 7th edition, Martin-Gay, Pearson.  You may use an older edition purchased online for much cheaper ($0.01).

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.

A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course with direct link cable.

Math 142 DE:  A MyMathLab access code/kit is required for the class.  The Math 142 text is available online with the code, a paper copy of the book is optional.  Text for Math 142:  Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, 7th edition, Michael Sullivan, Pearson.  A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course with direct link cable.

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.

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 Problem to Keep You Busy:

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?

Online Mathematics Resources:

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


Spring Class Schedule