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Counting creatures: Exploring data with infants
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2012)
Pre-service primary teachers’ geometric thinking: Is pre-tertiary mathematics education building sufficiently strong foundations? (Pre-published version)
(Routledge [Taylor & Francis], 2017)
Teacher knowledge is a critical focus of educational research in light of the potential impact of teacher knowledge on student learning. The dearth of research exploring entry-level pre-service teachers’ geometric knowledge ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Facilitating inquiry based learning in mathematics teacher education
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2010)
A driving question in teacher education centers on how to help prospective teachers become expert teachers. The absence of a shared professional curriculum to prepare teachers to teach mathematics combined with the difficulty ...
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 ...
Lesson study in mathematics: Authentic assessment of inquiry learning
(DCU [Dublin City University], 2014)
Classrooms are complex and unpredictable learning environments. Preparing future teachers to respond to the fast changing needs of learners in mathematics classrooms is the challenge of teacher educators. In our paper, we ...
Let infants’ knowledge of pattern grow
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2011)