MAA PREP Program, Summer 2012

Sage ( is free, open-source, and comprehensive mathematics software. During this online workshop, you will discover how to use Sage to enhance your courses. There will be four full-day online sessions during the summer. The first day will introduce you to Sage, followed by a two-week period during which you will familiarize yourself with the software, with support of the organizers. The remaining days, each one week apart, will focus on creating curricular materials, effectively using Sage in the classroom, and feedback on Sage activities that you have created. In the weeks between sessions, you will explore Sage, with dedicated online "office hours" from the organizers. In the fall, you will share your in-class experiences using Sage with the other participants. To participate, you will need a web browser and access to a headset or headphones.

No previous usage of Sage is assumed.


Online workshop dates are: June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24, 2012. Each day we will meet online from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time, in order to allow participants from as many North American time zones as possible.


Session 1

Session 2

Eastern Daylight



Central Daylight



Mountain Daylight



Pacific Daylight



For more information, see the detailed schedule of sessions, which will be updated as the workshop progresses with supplemental links and other information.


Registration information is at Registration has been closed.

Equipment needed

Participants will need:


There are a number of online resources for learning about Sage in education. Several useful ones include:

The tutorials for the workshop will be posted as they come out, and the link will be updated accordingly.


Please contact Karl-Dieter Crisman and DanDrake for more information.

MAA PREP Programs

MAA PREP programs are funded by the NSF (grant DUE-0817071). For more information about PREP programs, see

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