Math Basecamp is intended for students who have already established a foundational knowledge of number sense and fact strategies. The purpose of Basecamp is for students to gain fact mastery of addition and subtraction and/or multiplication and division facts.
Math Basecamp should not be used for students who struggle with initial facts such as their zeroes and ones.
The implementation of Math Basecamp is flexible based on your classroom needs. You do not need to set aside dedicated time within your math lessons to have students engage in Basecamp.
Here are some suggestions for ways to incorporate Math Basecamp in your daily classroom routines:
Centers
Homework
Morning work
Computer lab time
Before or after school programs
Summer school
Intervention time
To get the most out of Math Basecamp, use the chart below to guide your classroom usage:
Goal | Minutes Per Session | Number of Sessions Per Week |
Gradual Fact Mastery for on-track students | 15-20 | 3-5 |
Accelerated Fact Mastery | 15-30 (includes additional practice game time) | 5 |