CORE Math® Academy for Elementary Schools

elementary math academyCORE’s Math Academy for Elementary Schools is designed to increase mathematical content understanding and best practices to enable students to become mathematically proficient and meet the Common Core and other State Standards. Based on the current research and findings from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, the National Research Council and other prominent mathematics researchers, the CORE Math Academy focuses on the critical topics that pose challenges for many students, particularly those who are behind in mathematics achievement. While each Math Academy session is dedicated to a discrete topic, it is recommended but not required that all five sessions be included in a robust professional development plan. Each topic below requires a full-day session but may be taken in half-day increments.

Participant Outcomes

  • Understand best practices for improving student proficiency in selected topics.
  • Understand math concepts and the connections between concepts and procedures.
  • Recognize and resolve student misconceptions.
  • Identify mathematical language and how to develop its use in students.
  • Understand the use of a mathematical discourse to promote engagement and deep processing.
  • Learn effective strategies for connecting visual models to numerical representations through student engagement, mathematical reasoning and making mathematics explicit.

Topical Outline

Topic: Numbers and Operations

  • Overview, Number Concepts and Counting
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Problem Types and Problem Solving
  • Number Facts and Number Properties

Topic: Place Value and Multi-Digit Operations

  • Place Value
  • Multi-Digit Addition/Subtraction
  • Multi-Digit Multiplication/Division
  • Common Misconceptions

Topic: Fractions

  • Fractions and Equivalence
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Common Misconceptions

Topic: Multiplicative Thinking and Equivalence

  • Equality
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percents
  • Ratio and Multiplicative Thinking
  • Mathematical Discourse

Topic: Geometry and Measurement

  • Measurement
  • Shapes
  • Applications

Levels: K-6

Format: Sessions may be selected based on identified needs. It is recommended that schools select the entire five-day Math Academy to be completed over time in 1-2 day chunks in combination with other CORE Math workshops, or as a summer 5 day institute.

Audience: District and school leadership, math coaches, classroom teachers, and specialists

Take a Look at More Math Professional Learning Services from CORE

CORE offers many more services, workshops and publications to support your math professional learning. Take a look at our services overview to see which offerings align with your current goals for your students’ mathematics achievement. CORE professional learning experts are available to help you assess your needs and develop a personalized professional learning program that will provides l0ng-term and sustained results and helps all learners succeed.