Digital Promise Certification Awarded to Legends of Learning’s Math Basecamp
Math Basecamp is an online math fact fluency suite of learning materials that earned the Digital Promise certification for Research-Based Design. This Product Certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school leaders, educators, and families looking for ed-tech products with a confirmed basis in research and learning. Legends of Learning’s Math Basecamp employs research-proven fact fluency and mastery learning methods, in an engaging game-based learning environment to build student fact mastery, confidence, and grit.
Math Basecamp has three phases: (1) Foundations, (2) Mastery, and (3) Application. The foundations and applications phases consist of lesson plans and mini-games for conceptual development and application. The Mastery phase employs an individualized, adaptive instructional game.
Math Basecamp’s five-step mastery approach integrates research-proven techniques.
- Individualizing instruction based on assessment of each learner’s fact mastery.
- Activating prior knowledge developed during the fact fluency foundations phase.
- Relying on the thoroughly-vetted cover-copy-compare method to study facts.
- Solving new facts mixed with known facts and distractions to solidify facts in long-term memory.
- Celebrating learner’s efforts and successes in accuracy and efficiency.
The entire mastery sequence is designed to employ gaming techniques to engage students and reduce math anxiety while efficiently instructing and practicing facts.
To earn Digital Promise’s certification, Legends of Learning had to do the following:
- Consult rigorous and empirical research about learning to inform product design decisions;
- Developed a theoretical framework, such as a logic model or theory of change, grounded in research about how people learn to drive product planning and decision-making;
- Publish the product’s research basis in a form the public can easily access.
Download our whitepaper: A Five-Step, Research-Based Approach to Fact Mastery