The Mathematics program provides a rigorous framework to gain understanding of concepts more deeply and more completely with every course. Math courses are integrated with the science courses. The abstract reasoning of mathematics requires that a student transcend all the concrete particulars of a situation and focus on quantity. The student must represent a situation symbolically, manipulate the symbols, and then relate the symbols back to the specific situation. This kind of thinking reveals the order inherent in creation as part of God’s design.
Texts & Recommended Readings
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Latham
François Viète (1540-1603) French Catholic mathematician, considered to be the "Father of Modern Algebra."
Course in Geometry: Plane and Solid, Weeks or other TBD
Filippo Brunellescchi (1377-1446) Italian Catholic, discovered geometric optical linear perspective; designed the world’s largest masonry dome.
Algebra II & Trigonometry
Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry, Swokowski or other TBD
René Descartes (1596-1650) French Catholic mathematician who invented the Cartesian coordinate system and analytical geometry.
Pre-Calculus with Limits, Larson or other TBD
On Conic Sections, Apollonius
Fermat’s Last Theorem: The Proof
Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Single Variable, Early Transcendental Functions, 6e, AP; Cengage or other TBD
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) Italian Catholic mathematician who wrote the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus; the most important woman in mathematics for over a millennium, honored by Pope Benedict XIV.