### 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

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

Is there a point? Teachers’ perceptions of a policy incentivizing the study of advanced mathematics

Prendergast M.;O’Meara N.;Treacy P.

(2020)
Is there a point? Teachers’ perceptions of a policy incentivizing the study of advanced mathematics

* In Journal Of Curriculum Studies;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/00220272.2020.1790666

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]

Framework for analysing continuity in students’ learning experiences during primary to secondary transition in mathematics

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

(2020)
Framework for analysing continuity in students’ learning experiences during primary to secondary transition in mathematics

* In Irish Educational Studies;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/03323315.2020.1779108

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;*

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;*

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

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;*

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;*

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;*

**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;*

**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;*

`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

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;*

**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

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;*

**DOI:** 10.1080/03323315.2016.1229209

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;*

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

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;*

**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;*

**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 ;*

#### Conference Publications

24th ICMI Study Group Meeting on School Mathematics Curriculum Reforms: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

O'Meara, N., Fitzmaurice, O., Johnson, P., Prendergast, M., and Freemyer, J.

(2018)
24th ICMI Study Group Meeting on School Mathematics Curriculum Reforms: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

Tsukuba, Japan

13th International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME)

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

(2016)
13th International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME)

Hamburg, Germany

Educational Studies Association of Ireland

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

(2013)
Educational Studies Association of Ireland

Limerick, Ireland

#### 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

#### Articles

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