Online Math Academies + Coaching

Deepen content knowledge and instructional practices to activate students’ reasoning and thinking when engaging in math tasks.

Academy Overview

CORE’s Online Math Academies (OMA) includes five courses that support K-5 educators in developing a deeper understanding of the mathematical content and pedagogy that leads to student proficiency with early number sense and fractions. These courses enhance participants’ understanding of concept connections, link physical and visual models to operations, and provide strategies for addressing misconceptions.

These asynchronous and interactive courses include a variety of activities, such as videos of student learning, self-reflections, discussion boards to share ideas with colleagues, and more. To support participants’ learning, each OMA course includes virtual cohort coaching and progress monitoring.


Foundations for Numeracy for Grades K-2

Fractions for Grades 3-5

Counting and Number Relationships

Meaning, Equivalence, Addition, and Subtraction

Early Operations

Multiplication and Division with Fractions

Understanding Whole Number Place Value

“The strategies shared and reasonings behind the research/pedagogies were very insightful and exciting to learn about.”

OMA Participant

Fractions: Meaning, Equivalence, Addition, and Subtraction

“The visual aids used in the lectures and the practical assignments given out encouraged deeper understanding of the subject matter, all under the guidance of inspirational and experienced instructors.”

OMA Participant

Foundations in Numeracy: Counting & Number Relationships

“I loved how it felt easy to accomplish. Somehow, a large amount of information was reviewed in the span of 8 weeks.”

OMA Participant

Foundations in Numeracy: Counting & Number Relationships

Participant Outcomes

Recognize that how students learn and work with math has a strong impact on what they learn about math.

Connect mathematical representations (concrete, visual/representational/pictorial, and abstract) to develop understanding of concepts and procedures.

Learn strategies to address common misconceptions.

Connect course resources, ideas, and activities to your own classroom practice.

Ready to enroll?

Reach out to register a district or site participant team for an OMA course. We’re here to discuss possibilities for you and your team that work with your professional development schedule.

What’s Included?

Virtual Cohort Coaching

Four times during each course, participants will meet virtually with their OMA facilitator. These virtual, synchronous coaching sessions give teachers an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on key ideas from the course and how to apply them to their own teaching.

Teacher Progress Monitoring

Throughout each course, district contacts will receive progress monitoring reports and 1-1 communication with a CORE client manager so they can support their teachers in engaging in and completing the course.

97% of OMA participants indicated that the course exceeded or met their expectations.

Course Topics and Syllabi

  • Counting and cardinality
  • Place value, composing and decomposing, and how numbers relate to one another
  • Counting strategies for addition and subtraction problems
  • Strategies for addition and subtraction (counting on or counting back, benchmarks, number facts)
  • Using number relationships to add and subtract (decomposing, part-part-whole)
  • Meaning of the equal sign for addition and subtraction
  • Relating number sentences with verbal representations
  • Place value in early grades
  • Patterns of a base-10 system
  • Multi-digit addition and subtraction operations
  • Meaning of fractions
  • Comparing fractions
  • Operations with fractions (Addition and Subtraction)
  • Multiplication with fractions
  • Division with fractions


There are no required materials for the courses. All necessary materials are provided within the online courses.

These courses are for individuals or teams of elementary educators who want to learn effective instructional practices for the teaching and learning of math for all learners. 


CORE’s Online Math Academy courses are designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Math specialists
  • Principals/assistant principals
  • Math instructional coaches
  • Special Education and intervention teachers
  • Pre-service teachers or classes

Participants should have regular access to computers with an Internet connection and proficiency with email and current internet browsers. The course works best on a computer, but may be accessed from a tablet or phone.

Each course is six to eight modules. The average time to complete a module is typically between 1-3 hours, and the average time to complete a course is between 15-20 hours.

Typically courses run over 4 weeks with 1-2 modules assigned per week. We can extend the time to fit a cohort’s schedule, adjusting the module and cohort coaching dates. Weekly schedules will be communicated to all participants by the CORE course facilitator.

Based on the average time to complete the course, the end of course Certificate of Completion will note 18 hours of work completed.

Participants may receive one (1) graduate-level semester extension unit for an additional cost of $109 per course. Units are typically used for salary advancement. There are no additional requirements beyond the successful completion of the course. Participants may register and pay for this unit once the course has started.

A full refund of registration fees is available for cancellations 30 days or more prior to the course start date. A 50% refund is available for cancellations less than 30 days but more than 14 days prior to the course start date.

Contact to cancel your registration 14 or more days prior to the course start date.

No refunds are available 13 days or less prior to course start date or anytime on or after the course start date.

Meet Our Experts

Cyndia Ackerman
Cyndia Acker-Ramirez

Director, Professional Learning | CORE Learning

Cyndia Acker-Ramirez partners with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning, with a focus on the instructional core, instructional decision-making, and leveraging curricular materials to deepen students’ mathematical understanding.

Dr. Katie Kaskasky
Katie Laskasky

Program Manager | CORE Learning

Katie Laskasky works to collaboratively develop and support the implementation of CORE’s professional learning and coaching model with schools and districts to include developing teacher capacity in instructional decision-making and integrating job-embedded curriculum implementation support.

Tatiana Mirzaian
Tatiana Mirzaian

Program Manager | CORE Learning

Tatiana Mirzaian works collaboratively to develop and support the implementation of CORE’s Collaborative Inquiry model with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning.

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