Welcome to the Math Department
The Rye High School Mathematics Department provides rigorous mathematical instruction appropriate to each student’s level of ability. Within each of our courses, we incorporate real world applications, technology, and innovative visual approaches to enhance the learning experience and to foster a deeper understanding of the material being taught. We actively encourage students to think critically and to approach each problem arithmetically, analytically, graphically, and verbally. In our honors and AP classes, higher order thinking skills are stressed in problem-solving and there is a substantial exploration of additional related topics at an advanced level. In addition, we offer general math resources for extra support, such as links for instructional videos and related practice.
The Rye Middle and High School Math Departments have begun the implementation of a new Mathematics Pathway, which begins in 8th grade and continues into 9th & 10th grades. Algebra 1 & 2 have been combined to create a two‐year Algebra sequence. Students will learn the entire Common Core Algebra 1 curriculum within the two years, as well as the non-trigonometric topics from Common Core Algebra 2. The topics from Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 were shifted in order to appropriately align with one another. This will allow students to go deeper into these algebraic topics each year. The Common Core Algebra 1 Regents exam will be administered in June of the second year of Algebra. It is important to note that by reorganizing the curriculum to go deeper into fewer topics each year, not all of the Common Core Algebra 1 topics will be taught in the first year. Therefore, students will not be prepared to take the Common Core Algebra 1 Regents Examination until the end of the second year. All other courses would culminate in a departmentally designed final examination. Following the Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 courses, students will take Geometry/Trigonometry. By the end of three years, students will have completed the entire Common Core Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 standards. They are simply being reorganized to maximize learning and promote mastery.
It is important to note that the year-end grade earned by your child in this year’s Algebra 1 course will appear on his/her high school transcript. The Common Core Algebra 1 Regents Exam score will appear on the high school transcript next to your child’s 9th-grade Algebra 2 grade.
Also, all of the 8th Grade students will take the 8th Grade State Exam in May.