Tutorials for Sage 2011 PREP workshop
This page is the home of tutorials from the summer 2011 MAA PREP workshop "Sage: Using Open-Source Mathematics Software with Undergraduates" (funding provided by NSF DUE 0817071). All these worksheets should be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC BY-SA).
Warning: gray links are not yet uploaded and have not yet been used in the workshop. These will be updated as we go along.
The first tutorial is about the absolute basics of evaluating mathematics, defining functions, finding help, and annotating Sage worksheets.
The second tutorial demonstrates the basics of using symbolic expressions and plotting in Sage.
The third tutorial introduces the most common uses of Sage within the (extended) calculus sequence.
- There is a two-part introduction to more advanced plotting techniques.
We also provide an introduction to the most basic programming skills needed for advanced use of Sage.
The interactive capabilities of Sage for classroom demonstration or lab use are relatively easy to use. There is little dialogue in this worksheet, but it nonetheless shows effectively how one can go from a simple command to a complex "Sagelet" in a slow, step-by-step manner.
We also have additional mini-tutorials for specific subfields of undergraduate mathematics as implemented in Sage and its components.