The Webinar was so helpful, and the staff involved are feeling really encouraged by the support the programme offers.
Dynamo Intervention is an award-winning, world-class Intervention, seamlessly linked to Dynamo Assessment.
It delivers a personalised pathway of developmental activities in small, cumulative steps identified from the assessment.
Its strength lies in the way it engages the pupil by providing multiple experiences so that the same skill is learnt, reinforced and consolidated in different ways. The pupil’s verbal, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic skills are drawn upon so that the pupil’s sensory pathways and emotions are fully involved and engaged.
Age: The intervention program can be used for pupils from ages 5 and upwards to develop Number Sense and Foundation maths skills.
Currently, the intervention program content, when mapped to the curriculum, is appropriate for ages 5 to 8.
Intervention time: We recommend usage of between 15-20 minutes per day. Additional time may be required to deliver Lesson Plans on a one-to-one basis to secure skills using tactile activities.
Whom is it for? The intervention can be used:
- to support pupils at risk of dyscalculia.
- by teachers, specialists, advisers and education psychologists to support in the development of specific areas of intervention.
- to catch up and meet curriculum outcomes.
- to support pupils to develop foundation maths skills.
Period: The intervention lasts for the period of subscription. All scores and reports are maintained during this period to show individual progress and areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Dynamo Maths Intervention is a comprehensive program that uses a triple-pathway approach using:
- 600+ Lesson Plans,
- 600+ Online Activities and
- 600+ Worksheets
These resources are organised in small-step developmental activities that start from Number Sense development, leading to Numeracy Proficiency (Foundation Maths). The activities seamlessly confirm working memory and auditory association skills.
Triple-Pathway Approach – Lesson Plans, Online Activities and Worksheets.
This unique approach to intervention is guided and shaped by the pupil’s needs. The interventionist is guided by the program and its Support Tools so that multiple avenues of the pupil’s specific areas of challenges are explored and then directly supported.
Dynamo Intervention uses a triple-pathway approach:
Stage 1. Lesson Plans
600+ Ready-made Lesson Plans, written by experts in dyscalculia, with Printable Resources.
The ready-made Lesson Plans include step-by-step instructions, aimed at developing understanding, building thinking strategies and boosting number confidence. Games and activities include concrete resources to familiarise pupils with mathematical language and relate maths to real-world experiences. The Lesson Plans use resources with prompt questions to engage, and enter into to-and-fro communication. They provide a social focus to strengthen the skills of thinking, reasoning, communication, language, self-evaluation, moderation and reflection. Easy-to-use Support Tools to measure and record the delivery of the Lesson Plans to mastery are integrated within the Program.
Stage 2. Interactive Online Activities
600+ online interactive module with visual models and images.
The Online Activities use visual models and images supported by audio and visual stimuli to process what they see and hear. Instant oral feedback, child-friendly score reports and certificates provide a positive and motivating platform for self-reflection. The activities encourage the pupils into a cycle of success, learning, understanding, regulating and reflecting on their responses whilst boosting their confidence. They help the interventionist to observe the approach to the question, the understanding and application of mathematical vocabulary, number of attempts and time taken.
The Online Activities, when integrated with the Lesson Plan and Worksheets, will help develop the specific skills to a mastery level.
Stage 3. Dynamo Worksheets
The Dynamo Worksheets support the Online Activities and Lesson Plans. Pupils have the opportunity to transfer, apply, retrieve and record their learning on paper. It helps the interventionist to understand and appreciate the pupil’s thinking, current skills knowledge and areas of number development that are compromising cognition and mastery.
The Worksheets provide reinforcement, practice and feedback. They highlight to the interventionist written errors, procedures adopted, reflective approaches and ongoing refinements until an automatised and meaningful solution is obtained.
Easy-to-use Support Tools measure and record progress on the Worksheets. They help track progress over time, identify trends and allow the interventionist to observe areas of difficulties so that they can be supported.
The Worksheets, when integrated with the Online Activities and Lesson Plans, will help develop the specific skill to a mastery level.
Reporting and Certificates
Three simple-to-use reports: Visual Report, Score Report and Intervention Report are automatically maintained. These can be exported to measure progress and performance.
Report 1. Visual Report
Maintains progress of the attainment score and time taken for each of the online activities.
Report 2. Score Report
Provides further breakdown of scores and the option to print motivational certificates.
Report 3. Intervention Report
Provides a progress summary of the specific skill development over time towards mastery.
Support Tools include:
- Dynamo Mastery Descriptor Matrix: Descriptors to identify where a student is in their skills development towards mastery.
- Monitoring Progress with Lesson Plans: Tool to assist in monitoring observations during the delivery of the Lesson Plans.
- Monitoring Progress with Worksheets: Tool to identify written errors, record observations on where the challenges lie and to chart progress.
- Quality Audit of Lesson Plan Delivery: Observation tool to provide feedback on the delivery of a Lesson Plan to establish the fidelity to intervention and to identify interventionist training needs.
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.