### Teaching Interests

I teach a range of mathematical modules to undergraduate students across a range of different programmes including students studying Physical Education and Mathematics; Mathematical Sciences; Financial Mathematics and Law Plus, among others. IN the 2018/19 academic year I am responsible for co-ordinating modules in the areas of:

- Algebra & Discrete Mathematics (2 modules)

- Group Theory (1 module)

- Geometry (1 module).

In the past I have co-ordinated a mathematics pedagogy module for undergraduate, pre-service mathematics teachers and I have acted as a guest lecture in the following modules:

- PME Pedagogy

- Number Theory

- Pure Mathematics

### Publications

#### Books

Mathematical Modelling for Teachers: A practical guide to applicable mathematics education

Maasz, J., O'Meara, N., Johnson, P. & O'Donoghue, J.

(2018)
Mathematical Modelling for Teachers: A practical guide to applicable mathematics education

Netherlands :
Springer

**DOI:** 10.1007/978-3-030-00431-6

#### Peer Reviewed Journals

Designing a national blended learning program for “out-of-field” mathematics teacher professional development

Goos M.;O’Donoghue J.;Ní Ríordáin M.;Faulkner F.;Hall T.;O’Meara N.

(2020)
Designing a national blended learning program for “out-of-field” mathematics teacher professional development

* In Zdm - Mathematics Education;*

**DOI:** 10.1007/s11858-020-01136-y

[ULIR]

Factors supporting and inhibiting teachers’ use of manipulatives around the primary to post-primary education transition

Johnson P.;O’Meara N.;Leavy A.

(2020)
Factors supporting and inhibiting teachers’ use of manipulatives around the primary to post-primary education transition

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2020.1736348

Teachers' self-perceptions of mathematical knowledge for teaching at the transition between primary and post-primary school

O'Meara, N., Prendergast, M. Cantley, I., Harbison, L. & O'Hara, C.

(2019)
Teachers' self-perceptions of mathematical knowledge for teaching at the transition between primary and post-primary school

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*

**DOI:** https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2019.1589004

Pre-service mathematics teachers' use of the mathematics register

Lane, C., O'Meara, N. and Walsh, R.

(2019)
Pre-service mathematics teachers' use of the mathematics register

* In Issues In Educational Research;*
pp. 790-806

A comparative study investigating the use of manipulative at the transition from primary to post-primary education

O'Meara, N., Johnson, P. & Leavy, A.

(2019)
A comparative study investigating the use of manipulative at the transition from primary to post-primary education

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1634842

Bridging the primary to secondary school mathematics divide: Teachers' perspectives

Prendergast, M., O'Meara, N., O'Hara, C., Harbison, L. & Cantley, I.

(2019)
Bridging the primary to secondary school mathematics divide: Teachers' perspectives

* In Issues In Educational Research;*
pp. 243-260

Bridging the primary to secondary school mathematics divide: Teachers’ perspectives

Prendergast M.;O’meara N.;O’hara C.;Harbison L.;Cantley I.

(2019)
Bridging the primary to secondary school mathematics divide: Teachers’ perspectives

* In Issues In Educational Research;*
pp. 243-260

Teachers’ self-perceptions of mathematical knowledge for teaching at the transition between primary and post-primary school

O’Meara N.;Prendergast M.;Cantley I.;Harbison L.;O’Hara C.

(2019)
Teachers’ self-perceptions of mathematical knowledge for teaching at the transition between primary and post-primary school

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1589004

A “new normal”: Teachers’ experiences of the day-to-day impact of incentivising the study of advanced mathematics

Treacy P.;Prendergast M.;O’Meara N.

(2019)
A “new normal”: Teachers’ experiences of the day-to-day impact of incentivising the study of advanced mathematics

* In Research In Mathematics Education;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/14794802.2019.1668832

Pre-service mathematics teachers' use of the mathematics register

Lane C.;O'Meara N.;Walsh R.

(2019)
Pre-service mathematics teachers' use of the mathematics register

* In Issues In Educational Research;*
pp. 790-806

Crossing the equals sign: insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

Fitzmaurice, O., O'Meara, N., Johnson, P., & Lacey S.

(2018)
Crossing the equals sign: insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

* In Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education;*
pp. 1-22

Teaching Mathematics After Hours

O'Meara, N. & Prendergast, M.

(2018)
Teaching Mathematics After Hours

* In Journal Of Curriculum Studies;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/00220272.2018.1535666

Time allocated to mathematics in post-primary schools in Ireland: are we in double trouble?

O'Meara, N. & Prendergast, M.

(2018)
Time allocated to mathematics in post-primary schools in Ireland: are we in double trouble?

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*
pp. 501-516

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2017.1409369

Time allocated to mathematics in post-primary schools in Ireland: are we in double trouble?

O'Meara, N,Prendergast, M

(2018)
Time allocated to mathematics in post-primary schools in Ireland: are we in double trouble?

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*
pp. 501-516

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2017.1409369

`Crossing' the equals sign: insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

Fitzmaurice O.;O'Meara N.;Johnson P.;Lacey S.

(2018)
`Crossing' the equals sign: insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

* In Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1539216

Crossing' the equals sign: Insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

Fitzmaurice, O., O'Meara, N., Johnson, P. & Lacey, S.

(2018)
Crossing' the equals sign: Insights into pre-service teachers' understanding of linear equations

* In Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education;*
pp. 1-22

**DOI:** 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1539216

Assigning Mathematics Instruction Time in Secondary Schools: What are the influential factors

Prendergast, M. & O'Meara, N.

(2017)
Assigning Mathematics Instruction Time in Secondary Schools: What are the influential factors

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*
pp. 1137-1155

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2016.1192231

A Profile of Mathematics Instruction Time in Irish Second Level Schools

Prendergast, M. & O'Meara, N.

(2017)
A Profile of Mathematics Instruction Time in Irish Second Level Schools

* In Irish Educational Studies;*
pp. 133-150

**DOI:** 10.1080/03323315.2016.1229209

Old Habits Die Hard: An uphill struggle against rules without reason

O'Meara, N. , Fitzmaurice, O. & Johnson, P.

(2017)
Old Habits Die Hard: An uphill struggle against rules without reason

pp. 91-109

A profile of mathematics instruction time in Irish second level schools

Prendergast, M,O'Meara, N

(2017)
A profile of mathematics instruction time in Irish second level schools

* In Irish Educational Studies;*
pp. 133-150

**DOI:** 10.1080/03323315.2016.1229209

Assigning mathematics instruction time in secondary schools: what are the influential factors?

Prendergast, M,O'Meara, N

(2016)
Assigning mathematics instruction time in secondary schools: what are the influential factors?

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*
pp. 1137-1155

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2016.1192231

Mathematical Thinking: Challenging prospective teachers to do more than talk the talk.

Prendergast, M, Johnson, P. Fitzmaurice, O., Liston, M., O'Keeffe, L. & O'Meara, N..

(2014)
Mathematical Thinking: Challenging prospective teachers to do more than talk the talk.

* In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology;*
pp. 635-647

**DOI:** 10.1080/0020739X.2013.868538

#### Other Journals

A Time Profile of Mathematics in a "Gap Year" in Irish Secondary Schools

Prendergast, M. & O'Meara, N.

(2016)
A Time Profile of Mathematics in a "Gap Year" in Irish Secondary Schools

* In European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education ;*
pp. 293-304

#### Published Reports

Time in Mathematics Education: A national study analysing the time allocated to mathematics in Ireland.

O'Meara, N. & Prendergast, M.

(2017)
Time in Mathematics Education: A national study analysing the time allocated to mathematics in Ireland.

Limerick :
EPISTEM