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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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Spring Quarter 2019

Hello! I'm Greta Kocol and this is my twenty-second year here at Skagit Valley College.  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'm looking forward to helping you learn new skills and become a better critical thinker as we work together on some fun and challenging problems.  I hope this quarter goes smoothly for you.  See you around campus!

Spring Quarter Schedule  
I am on campus on Monday, and Wednesday through Friday.

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

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Books for FALL 2019

Math 141 DE:  A Pearson MyLabMath access code/kit is required for the class.  The Math 141 text is available online with the code, a paper copy of the book is optional.  Text for Math 141:  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 (or TI-silver link cable for older TI-83's).  You can rent one for $20 per quarter.  Pay at the Cashier and bring your receipt to me or any other mathematics instructor.

Math 141:   Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th edition,   A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is also required for the course.

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:

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...

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Online Mathematics Resources:

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


Spring Class Schedule