MAA PREP Program, Summer 2010

Sage ( 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:


Registration is now closed. For more information about the PREP program in general, visit

Equipment needed

Participants will need:


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

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