• Madison High School

    Course Expectations



    Periods 1 & 5


    Instructor:  Ms. O'Brien

    E-Mail:  obrieng@madisonnjps.org

    Webpage:  madisonpublicschools.org

    Room:  C31

    Tutorial:  A & B days: Period 3 ;   C days:  LUNCH



    1. Course Description:

                AP Calculus AB consists of a full academic year of work in Calculus and related topics comparable to a first year mathematics course in most colleges and universities. The course, as outlined by The College Board, represents college-level mathematics for which some colleges may grant advanced placement and/or credit following successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination administered at the high school in May. AP Calculus AB focuses on conceptual understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals. This is implemented by presenting topics four different ways including graphically/visually, numerically, analytically and verbally. AP Calculus AB offers opportunities for students to develop technical competence and a sense of utility of calculus. The course work encourages students to become logical thinkers, learning to write the solutions to problems in a connected, step-by-step manner with explanatory sentences. Consistent practice with using multiple representations of solutions allows students to develop a comprehensive understanding of each topic studied throughout the year


    1. Required Texts:

                Anton, Bivens and Davis, Calculus Early Transcendentals 8th Edition


    III.  Grading Policy:

                All test, quizzes and assignments will be graded using a POINT system.  Marking period averages will be calculated as a ratio of points received out of total points.  Check the Parent Portal for updated averages!! 


    1. Late Work & Make-Up Policy:

                Assignments are expected the day they are due.

                If you are absent the day an assignment is due, it is expected the next day.

                If you are absent the day of a test or quiz, you are expected to make it up the very next day.

                If you are absent for an extended period of time, see me to schedule make-ups.


    1. Class Participation:

                Class participation and effort are required.  This will reflect in your final marking period grade.


    1. Teacher Availability:

                I am available before school, after school, and during lunch as needed.  Please see me to schedule.

                Tutorial:  A & B days: Period 3 ;   C days:  LUNCH


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