Online Courses

Online course offering for fall 2016:



Our interactive online courses are designed to accommodate working professionals. Coursework is immediately applicable in classrooms and assignments involve working with students. The workload is manageable and includes asynchronous discussions as well as live virtual learning sessions. See our available course offering below.

Building a System of Tens: Calculating with Whole Numbers and Decimals

Participants explore the base-ten structure of the number system, consider how that structure is exploited in multi-digit computational procedures, and examine how basic concepts of whole numbers reappear when working with decimals. (New 2016 edition)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until program is full. Application deadline is September 9, 2016.




The goals of the course is to help participants:

  • Learn more mathematics content for themselves
  • Recognize key mathematical ideas in the context of the study of computation with multi-digit numbers and decimals
  • Appreciate the power and complexity of students’ mathematical thinking
  • Ask questions of students that will deepen their mathematical understanding
  • Analyze a particular activity to uncover the mathematics students will learn from it
  • Define and select appropriate mathematical objectives for content relating to computation with multi-digit numbers and decimals
  • Adapt curriculum to meet individual student’s needs
  • Make mathematical connections and enhance their ability to help their students do so
  • Connect their experiences in the course to research results.
  • Special emphasis will be on the exploring how students develop proportional reasoning and procedural fluency within the context of the base-ten structure.


      • Time: Live sessions are scheduled on a biweekly basis from September 13 – December 20.
      • Live online sessions scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET.
      • Cohort Group: Interact with 20 to 24 colleagues from all over the country.
      • The cost of the course is $1,000.
      • We have $500 scholarships available. Email Mike Flynn at to learn how to qualify for a scholarship.
      • Graduate Credit Option: Participants in Building a System of Tens have the option to receive 2 graduate credits from Mount Holyoke College upon successful completion of the course. The cost is $250 per credit.