Dynamo Maths - Overview

Dynamo Maths aims to support pupils at risk of developmental dyscalculia and pupils performing significantly below their peers in maths.

The programme uses a graduated approach as recommended by the SEND Code of Practice using four important stages:

  1. Assess
  2. Plan
  3. Intervene
  4. Review

 

 

Code of Practice

The easy-to-use process and layout mean that teachers, parents and specialists can follow the seamless and graduate approach from assessment to intervention.

The Program uses the researched and validated NumberSenseMMR™ framework to identify:

  1. Symptoms of dyscalculia and/or
  2. Maths developmental delays

The assessment drives the intervention and delivers:

  • Standardised Score and Percentile rank
  • Individualised Number Sense Developmental Profile
  • Individualised Support Plan with a Scheme of Work signposted to Dynamo Intervention

The personalisation feature offers a Global Intervention Pathway based on the assessment recommendations and this pathway can then be auto-customised.

Irrespective of the pupil’s diagnosis and prognosis, the assessment unfolds the pupil’s individual Number Sense Developmental Profile based on their unique neurodiverse profile.

The assessment drives the intervention and delivers:

  • Individualised Number Sense Developmental Profile
  • Individualised Support Plan
  • Scheme of Work signposted to Dynamo Intervention
  • Standardised score and percentile rank

The personalisation feature offers a Global Intervention Pathway based on the assessment recommendations and this pathway can then be auto-customised.

Irrespective of the pupil’s diagnosis and prognosis, the assessment unfolds the pupil’s individual Number Sense Developmental Profile based on their unique neurodiverse profile.

This profile is supported by an Individual Support Plan that pinpoints the small-step areas of development. These areas of development signpost to Dynamo Intervention.

The Class Report provides a quick glance at the entire class or group and gives the teacher a snapshot of the pupils’ assessment status and progress over time.

Standardised score and percentile rank are also included. The percentile rank describes the pupil’s rank or position when compared to other pupils who are of the same age.

1. Standardised Scores with Percentile Rank and Number Sense Developmental Profile
2. Individual Support Plan with a Scheme of Work and Signposts to Dynamo Intervention
3. Assessment Class Summary Report

Dynamo Intervention takes a developmental approach, where the learning of specific skills takes an integrated approach using three pathways: Lesson Plans, Online Activities and Worksheets. Each pathway is structured in small, cumulative steps of number development ensuring consolidation and confidence building before higher numbers are introduced.

Its strength lies in the way it offers multiple engagement routes so that the same skill is learned and consolidated in different ways whilst harnessing the pupil’s senses, emotions, verbal, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic skills.  It provides multiple opportunities to see where the barriers lie so that the teaching approach can be continuously shaped by the pupil’s responses.

The multiple pedagogies and the dynamic interaction lays the building blocks of developing the necessary inquiry, language, reflection, investigative, thinking and reasoning skills to secure number sense development.

The use of the Support Tools within this integrated approach of observing the pupil’s engagement within the Triple Pathway ensures that the goal towards mastery is never lost.

Dynamo Intervention is a positive program aimed at shaping and re-positioning areas of uneven number sense development and keeping the pupil on track.

4. Visual Report
5. Pupil’s View of Progress and Performance

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