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 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 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 and the link cable to connect it to your computer.
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.
Math 107 : Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey, 7th edition, Johnson/Mowry, Cengage. You may use an older edition if you would like. A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper is another required book for the class. You will also be required to have a TI83/84 calculator.
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