Dr. Niamh O'Meara

Dr. Niamh O'Meara
Lecturer In Mathematics Education
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Niamh O'Meara


 
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Biography

Research Interests

Books

  Year Publication
2018 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] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2020 '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'. Zdm - Mathematics Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 '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'. Research In Mathematics Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 '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'. Issues In Educational Research, 29 (1):243-260 [Details]
2019 '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'. Issues In Educational Research, 29 (1):243-260 [Details]
2019 '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'. Issues In Educational Research, 29 (3):790-806 [Details]
2019 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2019 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2019 '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'. Issues In Educational Research, 29 (3):790-806 [Details]
2019 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2018 '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'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, :1-22 [Details]
2018 '`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'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2018 '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?'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, 49 :501-516 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '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'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 :133-150 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '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'. 5 (1):91-109 [Details]
2016 '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?'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, 47 :1137-1155 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Teaching Mathematics After Hours'
O'Meara, N. & Prendergast, M. (2018) 'Teaching Mathematics After Hours'. Journal Of Curriculum Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2018 '‘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'. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, :1-22 [DOI] [Details]
2018 '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?'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, 49 (4):501-516 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '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'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 (2):133-150 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, 47 (8):1137-1155 [DOI] [Details]
2014 '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'. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology, 45 (5):635-647 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 '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' European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 4 (3) :293-304. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 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. EPISTEM, Limerick. [Details]

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

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Spr/18 Algebra & Discrete Mathematics 2 MB4002
Spr/18 Subject Pedagogy 2 EM4006
Aut/18 Algebra & Discrete Mathematics 1 MB4001
Aut/18 Geometry MB4017
Spr/19 Groups and Algebraic Structures MB4008