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Moving closer to solving the 'mathematics problem' where it arises: The influence of the 'typical' Irish pre-tertiary mathematics experience on under-preparedness among numerate entrants
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2006)
The contribution of mathematics proficiency to the numerate (e.g. science, engineering) disciplines is well-documented. Internationally concern exists that graduates of these disciplines are persistently demonstrating ...
The challenges facing pre-service education: Addressing the issue of mathematics subject matter knowledge among prospective primary teachers
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2007)
Research has indicated that it is not necessary to study mathematics to degree level to teach mathematics effectively at primary level (Greaney et al, 1999; Cooney, 1999). Consensus exists however that graduating teachers ...
Mathematical under-preparedness: The influence of the pre-tertiary mathematics experience on students’ ability to make a successful transition to tertiary level mathematics courses in Ireland (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2007)
Internationally, the consequences of the ‘Mathematics problem’ are a source of concern for the education sector and governments alike. Growing consensus exists that the inability of students to successfully make the ...
Getting the balance right: the equals sign
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2011)
Much of the number work carried out in primary classrooms contains elements of algebraic reasoning. In fact, equals sign work in junior and senior infants underpins much of the algebraic reasoning used in later years. In ...
Budding architects: Exploring the designs of pyramids and prisms
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2015)
The context of students as architects is used to examine the similarities and differences between prisms and pyramids. Leavy and Hourigan use the Van Hiele Model as a tool to support teachers to develop expectations for ...
Counting creatures: Exploring data with infants
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2012)
Mathematics subject matter knowledge (SMK) for teaching at primary level: How much is enough?
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2010)
Working towards addressing the mathematics subject matter knowledge needs of prospective teachers
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2009)
This study is the result of a perceived need for action within one Irish College of Education. During professional interactions with prospective teachers in both mathematics pedagogy sessions and teaching practice, the ...
Teaching algebra in the primary classroom: Functions, the function machine
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2012)
Primary mathematics teacher education: Teaching at the heart of learning
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2012)
In this presentation we use the theme of teaching at the heart of learning to illustrate the opportunities for pre-service teacher learning. The presentation reports on the outcomes of classroom based inquiry in primary ...