MAA PREP Program, Summer 2010
Sage (http://www.sagemath.org) is free, open-source, and comprehensive mathematics software. You will discover how to use Sage to enhance your courses, customized to your institution and curriculum. There will be three online sessions during the summer; one day will introduce you to Sage, a two-day session will emphasize creating curricular materials, and the final day will help you take full advantage of Sage in the classroom (we expect all of these to run 11-1 and 3-5, Eastern Time). Between sessions, you will explore Sage on your own schedule, with dedicated online "office hours" from the organizers.
No previous usage of Sage is assumed.
There is a separate page with a detailed schedule for the workshop sessions and office hours with the organizers.
The tutorials for the workshop will be posted as they come out.
Elluminate TeleConference System
The four online sessions will be conducted with Elluminate software. Here is our guide for technical, logistical and productive use of this system.
There are a number of online resources for learning about Sage in education. Several useful ones include:
The sage-edu Google group is a discussion area for ideas about using Sage in education.
The sage-support Google group is a support list for general or specific questions about Sage.
There is a good section of the Sage wiki devoted to sample interactive demonstrations, or "Sagelets".
Registration is now closed. For more information about the PREP program in general, visit http://www.maa.org/prep/.
Participants will need:
- A standards-compliant web browser (e.g., Firefox or Safari) and a high-speed internet connection. This will allow the participant to use Sage over the internet and participate in the teleconference sessions.
- A headset with earphones and a mic. This will allow the participant to participate in the teleconference sessions. Or regular headphones and any kind of microphone (built-in or plug-in). You CANNOT listen to audio over speakers and speak to the group simultaneously, so you must have something like a headset, headphones, or earphone to listen to the audio.
Please contact Rob Beezer, Karl-Dieter Crisman, and Jason Grout at [email protected] for more information.
MAA PREP Programs
MAA PREP programs are funded by the NSF (grant DUE-0817071). For more information about PREP programs, see http://www.maa.org/prep/.