The Webinar was so helpful, and the staff involved are feeling really encouraged by the support the programme offers.
Dynamo Maths aims to support pupils at risk of developmental dyscalculia and pupils performing significantly below their peers in maths.
The program uses a graduated approach as recommended by the SEND Code of Practice using four important stages:
The assessment drives the intervention and delivers:
- an individualised Number Sense Developmental Profile
- an Individualised Support Plan
- Scheme of Work signposted to a purposeful intervention
- standardised score and percentile rank
The easy-to-use process and layout mean that teachers, parents and specialists can follow the seamless approach from assessment to 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 neuro-diverse profile.
The Program uses the researched and validated NumberSenseMMR™ framework to identify:
- symptoms of dyscalculia and/or
- maths developmental delays.
The profile shows the pupil’s strengths and areas of challenges so that a bespoke approach to re-positioning the development of the pupil’s number sense can begin.
The assessment provides a Number Sense Developmental Profile that identifies if the pupil is at risk of developmental dyscalculia or maths developmental delays and informs of the specific areas of strengths and needs.
This profile is supported by an Individual Support Plan that pinpoints the small-step areas of development. These areas of development are signposted 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 (Triple Pathway): 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 the interventionist multiple opportunities to see where the barriers lie so that the teaching approach can be precise and continuously shaped by the pupil’s responses.
The multiple pedagogies and the dynamic interaction between the pupil and the interventionist will promote a warm, engaging and cordial flow of communication. This 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 because any weakness at this level will hold them back.
4. Visual Report
5. Pupil’s View of Progress and Performance
The program has exceeded our expectations. The children have come on in leaps and bounds.
Dynamo Maths illustrates how technology can be used as a great tool to support children with mathematics learning difficulties since it can be accurate and specific in its assessment and also provide fruitful and enjoyable learning experiences to these learners who can in turn make much desired progress.
The outcomes are excellent. We cater for pupils aged 3 to 19. All of them have the autism spectrum condition or severe learning difficulties. We wanted to improve standards in their number work. Since we bought Dynamo last September, the 66 students who are using it are making progress. Some of them are racing through it! It targets specific areas of learning and provides teachers with a structured plan of materials and activities. I wish I’d found it earlier -we use it everyday and it makes such a difference.
We really like the programme. The children enjoy it. Staff find it easy to use and we have seen a good impact, particularly with our pupils in Year 2 and Year 3.
I have been very impressed by the quality of Dynamo Maths Lesson Plans. This will help our teachers to deliver quality well targeted interventions based on the gaps identified by the assessment tools.
We have enjoyed using Dynamo and found it really easy to access. The results of the assessment were very straightforward to interpret and there was diagnostic information and teaching ideas. A really good and cost-effective assessment tool. Thanks.
“We have already started using the assessments on Dynamo, which has provided very interesting and helpful data”
“The lovely thing about Dynamo Profiler is that it takes away the guesswork of what level on Dynamo Maths we should start a pupil at. We simply plug the data from Dynamo Profiler straight into Dynamo Maths.”
Easy to use in school and at home; it has been particularly welcomed by parents during the pandemic when they are grappling with the complexities of home learning: They find Dynamo-maths easy to administer and many pupils can work on the activities autonomously.
Dynamo Maths has been excellent with our SEN pupils. In one year a pupil with SEN, including Dyscalculia and Dyslexia, has doubled his maths results. This is down to good differentiated quality teaching in his maths classes but also down to the use of the Dynamo Maths
We’re very proud to announce that Dynamo Maths has been nominated for several awards. Below are a few achievement awards.
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped in Dynamo Maths’s development over the last few years and to all the schools and teachers who have supported us.