• Mathematics

    The mathematics program at RHS  provides engaging instruction to enable students to think critically and creatively through problem solving, and compute fluently. The mathematics program will assist students in achieving their highest potential, as they develop the ability to interpret, communicate and solve real-world problems.


    We encourage all students to purchase a TI-84 graphing calculator. The department has a small number of these calculators available for student use. 

  • Course Overview

Course Name Prerequisite Course Outline
FUNDAMENTAL MATH I (ELECTIVE CREDIT) Fundamental Math provides learners with an opportunity to review and study foundational topics for higher-level mathematics. Topics include: working with different forms of numbers (rates, ratios, fractions, percents); exponents and exponential notation; solving percent problems using proportions; integers; square roots; simplifying numerical and algebraic expressions; solving one-variable equations; linear relationships; and statistics. Students will solve relevant and authentic problems using
INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS (ELECTIVE CREDIT) Introductory Math provides learners with an opportunity to review and study foundational topics for higher-level mathematics. Topics include: simplifying expressions and solving one-variable equations and inequalities; one-variable statistics; different representation of functions; linear functions; the Pythagorean theorem; volume; solving systems of linear equations; graphing line of best fit; and operations with polynomials. Students will solve relevant and authentic problems using manipulates
FOUNDATIONS OF MATH I (MATH IA) (ELECTIVE CREDIT) This course should be paired with Math IB (21032X0B) The purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. In conjunction with Math IB, this course deepens and extends understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential and quadratic phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition to studying bivariate data, students also summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. The
MATH IB Foundations of Math IA; Foundations of Math IA The purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This course deepens and extends understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential and quadratic phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition to studying bivariate data, students also summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. The Geometry standards that appe
MATH I Mastery of the middle school mathematics curriculum The purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This course deepens and extends understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential and quadratic phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition to studying bivariate data, students also summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. The Geometry standards that appe
FOUNDATIONS OF MATH II (ELECTIVE CREDIT) Marginal proficiency in Math I Foundations of Math II provides learners with an opportunity to review and study foundational topics for higher-level mathematics. The topics covered will be based on student needs and will be aligned with Math II. Students will solve relevant and authentic problems using manipulatives and appropriate technology.
MATH II Math I In Math II, students continue to deepen their study of quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. The concept of quadratics is generalized with the introduction of higher degree polynomials. New methods for solving quadratic and exponential equations are developed. The characteristics of advanced types of functions are investigated (including power, inverse variation, radical, absolut
MATH II (HONORS) Math I In Math II, students continue to deepen their study of quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. The concept of quadratics is generalized with the introduction of more sophisticated polynomials. New methods for solving quadratic and exponential equations are developed. The characteristics of more advanced types of functions are investigated (including power, inverse variation, radica
FOUNDATIONS OF MATH III (ELECTIVE CREDIT) Marginal proficiency in Math II Foundations of Math III provides learners with an opportunity to review and study foundational topics for higher-level mathematics. The topics covered will be based on student needs and will be aligned with Math III. Students will solve relevant and authentic problems using manipulatives and appropriate technology.
MATH III Math II This course is designed so that students have the opportunity to pull together and apply the accumulation of mathematics concepts learned previously. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, including an intense study of families of functions and the relationships therein. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include ge
MATH III (HONORS) Honors Math II This course is designed so that students have the opportunity to pull together and apply the accumulation of mathematics concepts learned previously. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, including an intense study of families of functions and the relationships therein. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include ge
ESSENTIALS FOR COLLEGE MATH (SREB) Marginal proficiency in Math III Concepts explored in this course include exponentials, quadratics, equations, measurement, number operations, systems, linear functions, and statistics. Emphasis is on understanding mathematics concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. Students will learn the context behind procedures: for example, why they should use a certain formula or method to solve a problem. This equips them with higher-order thinking skills enabling them to apply math skills, functions, and concepts in different s
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS AND MODELING Math III Advanced Functions and Modeling provides students an in-depth study of modeling and applying functions, probability, statistics, trigonometry, financial literacy. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, are used regularly for instruction and assessment. Advanced Functions and Modeling is not an honors level course. This course is accepted as the fourth math for admission to UNC System institutions.
PRECALCULUS (HONORS) Honors Math III The Precalculus curriculum includes a complete study of trigonometry, as well as advanced algebra topics, analytic geometry, sequences and series, data analysis, vectors, and limits. Applications and modeling are included throughout the course of study. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, is used for instruction and assessment. This course is accepted as the fourth math for admission to UNC System institutions.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS Honors Algebra II, Honors Math III, or Advanced Functions and Modeling The AP Statistics curriculum is divided into four major themes: exploratory analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference. This is a college-level course. Use of computers and graphing calculators play an important role in this course. For each session of classroom instruction, the student is expected to spend, as a minimum, an equal amount of time outside the classroom for review, written assignments, and preparation. It is expected that students enrolled in this course wil
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS: AB Mastery of the Precalculus curriculum The AP Calculus curriculum includes limits, continuity, derivatives with applications, and elementary integration with applications. This is a college-level course. Use of computers and graphing calculators play an important role in this course. For each session of classroom instruction the student is expected to spend, as a minimum, an equal amount of time outside the classroom for review, written assignments, and preparation. It is expected that students enrolled in this course will take the C
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS: BC AP Calculus AB The BC level of AP Calculus revisits some topics introduced in the AB course. Topics include differentials, integrals, infinite series, and differential equations. In addition, the curriculum for this course includes convergence and divergence of sequences and series, parametric representation of curves, polar curves, and additional integration techniques. This is a college-level course. Use of computers and graphing calculators play an important role in this course. For each session of classroo
INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (HONORS) Advanced Functions and Modeling The ICM curriculum includes data analysis; applications of functions, matrices, and a continuation of trigonometry; vectors, limits and their applications; and the mathematics of networks, social choice, and decision-making. Applications and modeling are included throughout the course of study. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, is used for instruction and assessment.
SAT/ACT PREPARATION (ELECTIVE CREDIT) Math III This course helps students prepare to take the reading and math portions of the SAT and the ACT. Verbal preparation focuses on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, critical thinking, and analogies. Math preparation focuses on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry skills to answer the high-level questions that appear on the tests. This course does not replace core English or math courses.