I have been working on a biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a little-known eighteenth-century child prodigy. Maria was a linguist, mathematician, and humanitarian, and a celebrity in her day. Unfortunately, there have been many myths published about her, both in print and on the Internet. I have created the blog as a place to separate the facts from the myth.
Among her many accomplishments, Maria published an acclaimed math textbook that featured illustrations by a noted Italian artist. Here is one of the illustrations from the book:
I finally got around to posting the photos from my visit to the Joliet School District for their 2010 Reading Week. You can see the photos on my News page.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting two Joliet, IL schools: Forest Park Individualized Education School and Parks Cultural Academy. I hope to post some photos on my News page soon. If you have any questions or comments about my presentations, feel free to post them below. They won't show up here until I have read them, but I'll reply as soon as I am able. Read More