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.