Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

  • Resources for educators

    Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video course
    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

    Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial
    Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

    Wolfram Demonstrations Project
    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

  • Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

    Resources for researchers

    Field-Specific Applications
    Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.

  • All students, faculty, and staff who use Mathematica for their classes.

  • Mathematica is available for free for instructors and students in labs. Students can also purchase a home-use version at a discount.

  • Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

    • Computer labs
      Access available via SpartanGreenSky from campus or home machines. If you do not have access to the MCS pool you can request access through the HelpDesk by emailing

    Mathematica can also be installed on:

    • Faculty and staff personally owned machines
      Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.
    • Student personally owned machines
      Students can buy discounted licenses through Wolfram's Web Store, but if you're teaching with Mathematica, or a significant quantity of students will be purchasing licenses, please contact Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research for better discounts.

    Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research know.

  • The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

    • Hands-on Start to Mathematica
      Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.
    • How To Topics 
      Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.
    • Learning Center 
      Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.