Academics » Math


With the support of math coaches and in partnership with Loyola Marymount University, Adams math teachers use Math Learning by Design strategies when teaching math. This model is inquiry-based, student-focused and built on mastery learning. Our work as a staff is rooted in a committed desire to continue to improve curriculum and instruction. When students are actively engaged in the learning process and able to apply and use what they have learned, data reveals measured growth in academic progress. 


At Adams, we value and encourage a growth mindset. We recognize students with growth mindsets are willing to put in effort even when they struggle or fail, and they stay focused on what they can learn. These behaviors result in better math performance over time. Students recognize they may not have it “yet” but with an open mind and perseverance, growth and understanding will occur. At Adams, we embrace mistakes as they are a part of the learning process.


Please note: A student's final grade is calculated based on the RBUSD 90/10 grade scale, which means that 10% of a student’s grade is comprised of homework and 90% of assessments.  All assessments will be scored on a four-point scale as indicated in the math grading rubric (available to the right). Semester letter grades are based on the percent scale shown below. 


Letter Grade



90% to 100%


85% to <90%


80% to <85%


75% to <80%


70% to <75%


65% to <70%


55% to <65%


50% to <55%


42.5% to <50%