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LOCATION:WSCC 201
DESCRIPTION;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:ABSTRACT: This session is a hands-on introduction to a recent development in computer tools for mathematics, the Sage Mathematics Computing Environment. Sage is a comprehensive package that addresses mathematical topics ranging from rational arithmetic and elementary algebra to some of the most advanced research topics in Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics. Along with its wide ranging collection of tools, Sage is important because it is open source, free, and accessible with nothing more than a web browser. This introductory session will focus on using Sage as a tool for exploring elementary topics in mathematics and will be accessible to mathematics teachers at all levels. The topics that will be explored will be restricted to precalculus material, and potential pedagogical applications will be highlighted. Be prepared to learn new facts about pi, Fibonacci numbers, and Mandelbrot's set.=0A=0AAssumed background: basic computer literacy; calculus; basic familiarity with vectors and matrices.
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