When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
SESSION: MATHEMATICS: Introduction to Sage as a Tool for Computing
EVENT TYPE: Education
TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
SESSION CHAIR: Daniel D. Warner
Presenter(s):Daniel D. Warner, Neil J. Calkin, Holly Peters Hirst
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.
Assumed background: basic computer literacy; calculus; basic familiarity with vectors and matrices.