• Madison High School
    Course Expectations


    Periods 4 and 8


    Instructor:  Ms. O'Brien

    E-Mail:  obrieng@madisonnjps.org

    Webpage:  madisonpublicschools.org

    Room:  C29 Period 4 and C31 Period 8

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

    I.  Course Description:

                Calculus is a course that will prepare the college bound student with a solid background in calculus. The curriculum contains calculus and related topics, but not at the rigorous level of study of the AP Calculus program. The calculus curriculum focuses on the following three main areas of calculus - the study of limits, differentiation, and integration. General theory is developed and applications are made to real-world situations. Students are required to know, occasionally prove, and apply theorems based on the fundamental concepts of calculus. Calculus topics are presented four ways: geometrically, numerically, algebraically and verbally. Topics include the study of functions, finding derivatives by definition, finding derivatives by the rules and their application, defining integrals and their applications, differential equations and approximations.


    II.  Required Texts:

                Larson, Hostetler and Edwards, Calculus Early Transcendental Functions 4th 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!! 


    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
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