Mathematics: Instructor of Mathematics
Office: L-201T on the Mount Vernon campus
Phone: (360) 416.7917
Happy Spring! I'm Greta Kocol and this is my 22nd year here at Skagit Valley College. I spent last summer doing a building project that involved some heavy physical labor so I was eager to get back into the groove helping students 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.
I had a wonderful trip to enjoy a German Christmas in Long Beach, WA over Winter break. We had a fun time there with family. Now, I'm ready to help you 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!
12:30 - 1:35PM Intermediate Algebra, Math 98 C , L226
OFFICE HOUR - MWThF 11:30-12:20PM, I am available at these times for drop in visits.
OFFICE HOUR - also available by appointment, please email me to set up a time to meet.
Online: Intermediate Algebra II - Math 99 DE
Statistics - Math 146 DE2
Wedgemount Glacier, BC Canada
Math 146 DE: A MyLabMath access code/kit is required for the class. The Math 146 text is available online with the code, a paper copy of the book is optional. Text: Elementary Statistics, 12th edition. (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.
Other SVC Mathematics Resources:
The Annual Picnic
When they started off on the great annual picnic, every wagon carried the same number of persons. Half way tothe grounds ten wagons broke down, so it was necessary for each remaing wagon to carry one more person.
When they started home it was discovered that fifteen more wagons were out of commission, so on the return trip there were three persons more in each wagon than when they started out in the morning.
How many people attended the great annual picnic?
Greta hiking at Wedgemount Lake this past summer...
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