• Madison High School
    Course Expectations


    Period 2


    Instructor:  Ms. O'Brien

    E-Mail:  obrieng@madisonnjps.org

    Webpage:  madisonpublicschools.org

    Room:  C31

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

    I.  Course Description:

                Honors Geometry is a course designed for students with above-average ability in mathematics. The course is an in-depth study of geometry, primarily approached from a Euclidean point of view. An axiomatic system is developed as the course progresses. In addition, coordinate geometry, some non-Euclidean geometry, solid geometry, and transformational geometry are explored. In the course, the primary emphasis is on inductive and deductive reasoning and logical problem-solving techniques. In conjunction with the two preliminary years of algebra, this course provides the student with a strong foundation for further mathematics study, particularly in Honors Precalculus.


    II.  Required Texts:

                Larson and Boswell, Big Ideas Math Geometry


    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.  Homework assignments will be worth 5% of the final marking period grade.  Quizzes, tests and projects will account for 95% of the final marking period grade.  Check the Parent Portal for updated averages!! 


    IV.  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.


    V.  Class Participation:

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


    VI.  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