Dr Máire Ní Ríordáin

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer In Education/Director BA In Mathematics & Education
Education
School of Education
Nun's Island
NUI Galway,
Galway

T: 091-492693
Lecturer Above The Bar
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
NUI GALWAY

E: maire.niriordain@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Máire Ní Ríordáin is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education, National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a graduate of Physical Education and Mathematics (BSc.(Hons.), 2005), and Mathematics Education (PhD, 2008) from the University of Limerick. A former post-primary teacher, she also has experience of local, national and transnational project work in the area of mathematics education, bilingualism (Irish/English) and mathematics teaching/learning, and mathematics teacher quality/qualification, as Senior Project's Officer (Mathematics) in the NCE-MSTL (National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, Teaching and Learning, 2008 - 2010) and as Head of Education at St. Patrick's College of Education, Thurles (2010-2012).

A lecturer in the School of Education since 2012, Máire is Director of a BA in Mathematics and Education, which qualifies specialist post-primary mathematics teachers. She is also Director of the Dioplóma Gairmiúil sa Mhatamaitic don Mhúinteoireacht (Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching), a DES funded CPD initiative for up-skilling post-primary teachers of mathematics, on which she teaches both mathematics and mathematics education modules. 

Key Research Interests:

Bilingualism and Mathematics Teaching/Learning.
Mathematics Teacher Quality and Qualification. 
Action Research in Teacher Education.
Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Science
        
 
 

Research Interests

My principal area of research is concerned with bilingualism (Irish and English) and language, and its influence on mathematics teaching/learning and cognitive development. My other areas of research include teacher quality/qualification, out-of-field teaching in mathematics and cross-curricular teaching (mathematics and science) utilizing technology.

Current Research:
Investigating bilingual mathematics students use of langauges for learning in first year undergraduate education in NUI Galway - Examining bilingual mathematics students’ use of Irish/English when engaed in conceptual mathematical activyt. This research is being undertaken with Dr. Aisling McCluskey, NUI Galway.

Examining mathematical discourse in Gaeilge -
MELBA: Mathématiques à l'école en langue bretonne aujourd'hui - collaborative research project on the development of the mathematics register in Breton, in conjunction with the University of Renne, France (funded by MSHB, France ). Examining the development of the mathematics registers and the mathematical discourses taking place in Irish/Breton- medium mathematics education.

An Investigation of the Mathematical Knowledge and Development of Out-of-Field Mathematics Teachers in the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching - An evaluation of the impact of the Diploma in developing teachers’ knowledges and assessing a blended learning approach to CPD delivery.  This research project is being undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Laura O’ Dwyer (Boston College), Dr. Catherine Paolucci (NUI Galway). 

T-Pi: Teacher Professional Inquiry - Examining the implementation and use of action research in ITE and in CPD provision for in-service teachers. This research is being undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Brenda Capobianco (Purdue University). 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Making mathematics and science integration happen: Key aspects of practice'
Ní Ríordáin, M., Johnston, J. & Walshe, G. (2015) 'Making mathematics and science integration happen: Key aspects of practice'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Navigating layers of teacher uncertainty among preservice science and mathematics teachers engaged in action research'
Capobianco, B. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2015) 'Navigating layers of teacher uncertainty among preservice science and mathematics teachers engaged in action research'. Educational Action Research, [Details]
(2015) 'What do we know about mathematics teaching and learning of multilingual adults and why does it matter?'
Ní Ríordáin, M., Coben, D. & Miller-Reilly, B. (2015) 'What do we know about mathematics teaching and learning of multilingual adults and why does it matter?'. Adults Learning Mathematics International Journal, [Details]
(2014) 'Bilingual 3rd Level Mathematics Education - Rich Insights from an Irish Context'
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) 'Bilingual 3rd Level Mathematics Education - Rich Insights from an Irish Context'. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 4 (10) [Details]
(2014) 'AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS UTILISING TECHNOLOGY - THE TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE'
Johnston, J., Ní Ríordáin, M. & Walshe, G. (2014) 'AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS UTILISING TECHNOLOGY - THE TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE'. Journal on School Educational Technology, 9 (4):14-26 [Details]
(2011) 'Who teaches our students mathematics at post-primary education in Ireland?'
Ní Ríordáin, M. and Hannigan, A. (2011) 'Who teaches our students mathematics at post-primary education in Ireland?'. Irish Educational Studies, 30 (3):289-304 [Details]
(2011) 'Tackling the transition - The English mathematics register and students learning through the medium of Irish'
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O' Donoghue, J. (2011) 'Tackling the transition - The English mathematics register and students learning through the medium of Irish'. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 23 (1):43-65 [Details]
(2009) 'The relationship between performance on mathematical word problems and language proficiency for students learning through the medium of Irish'
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O' Donoghue, J. (2009) 'The relationship between performance on mathematical word problems and language proficiency for students learning through the medium of Irish'. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 71 (1):43-64 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Mathematics and Gaeilge: A Report on the Influence of Bilingualism.
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Mathematics and Gaeilge: A Report on the Influence of Bilingualism. University of Limerick: NCE-MSTL. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education
Ní Ríordáin, M. & McCluskey, A. (2015) Bilingual mathematics learners, conceptual mathematical activity and the role of their languages. How best to investigate? 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education [Details]
(2015) 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education
Poisard, C., Ní Ríordáin, M. & Le Pipec, E. (2015) Mathematics education in bilingual contexts: Irish-English, Breton-French 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education [Details]
(2013) 8th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Ní Ríordáin, M (2013) A comparison of Irish and English language features and the potential impact on mathematical processing 8th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education [Details]
(2013) 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12)
Ní Ríordáin, M. and McCluskey, A. (2013) The influence of bilingualism on mathematical problem solving at third level education in Ireland 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) [Details]
(2011) 7th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) A working model for improving mathematics teaching and learning for bilingual students 7th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education [Details]
(2010) GIREP - ICPE-MPTL International conference - Teaching and Learning Physics today: Challenges? Benefits?
Ní Ríordáin, M., Johnston, J., McCelland, G. & O' Donoghue, J. (2010) Utilising technology to develop a collaborative approach to the teaching and learning of physics and mathematics in second level education in Ireland . In: Wanda Kaminski, Marisa Michelini eds. GIREP - ICPE-MPTL International conference - Teaching and Learning Physics today: Challenges? Benefits? , 22-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10 , pp.107-114 [Details]
(2010) Mathematics Education and Society 6th Conference
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) Where did it all go right? The socio-political development of Gaeilge as a medium for learning mathematics in Ireland Mathematics Education and Society 6th Conference [Details]
(2010) Changing Practice: Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) Challenges for the teaching and learning of mathematics at post-primary education in Ireland Changing Practice: Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning [Details]
(2009) 3rd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-3)
Ní Ríordáin, M. and Hannigan, A. (2009) Assessing the level of suitably qualified teachers teaching mathematics at post-primary education in Ireland 3rd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-3) [Details]
(2010) 3rd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-3)
Ní Ríordáin, M and McCluskey, A (2010) Extending the mathematical capacity of Gaeilgeoirí: Assessing the effectiveness of bilingual mathematics instruction in first year undergraduate education 3rd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-3) [Details]
(2008) 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-11)
Ní Ríordáin, M. and O' Donoghue, J. (2008) Challenges faced by Gaeilgeoirí in the transition to English medium second level mathematics education 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-11) [Details]
(2008) 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-11)
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2008) An investigation into bilingual adult mathematics learners within an Irish context 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-11) [Details]
(2007) Adults Learning Mathematics-14
Ní Ríordáin, M. and O' Donoghue, J. (2007) Language issues for adults learning mathematics through a second language Adults Learning Mathematics-14 [Details]
(2007) 2nd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-2)
Ní Ríordáin, M. and O' Donoghue, J. (2007) Language, mathematics learning and Gaeilgeoirí: A study of educational transitions in Irish education 2nd Mathematics Education in Ireland conference (MEI-2) [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2009) Out-of-field Teaching in Post-Primary Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the Irish Context.
Ní Ríordáin, M. and Hannigan, A. (2009) Out-of-field Teaching in Post-Primary Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the Irish Context. NCE-MSTL, University of Limerick. [Details]
(2010) A Collaborative Approach to Developing Conceptual Understanding of Science and Mathematics, enhanced by the Integration of Technology, in Second Level Education, Junior Cycle.
Johnston, J. and Ní Ríordáin, M (2010) A Collaborative Approach to Developing Conceptual Understanding of Science and Mathematics, enhanced by the Integration of Technology, in Second Level Education, Junior Cycle. Texas Instruments, UK. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Tumoideachas 2015,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2015) Seomra ranga matamaitice CLIL: Léargais Thábhachtacha le breithniú i gcomhthéacs oideachas trí mheán na Gaeilge. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Tumoideachas 2015, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 15-MAY-15 - 16-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) ECER: European Educational Research Conference,
Faulkner, F. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2015) Professional Development for Out-of-Field Post-Primary Teachers of Mathematics: An Example from the Irish Context. [Oral Presentation], ECER: European Educational Research Conference, Budapest , 08-SEP-15 - 10-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) Tumoideachas 2015,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2015) Seomra ranga matamaitice CLIL: Léargais Thábhachtacha le breithniú i gcomhthéacs oideachas trí mheán na Gaeilge. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Tumoideachas 2015, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 15-MAY-15 - 16-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) ESAI Conference 2015,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Logue-Collins, P. (2015) Problem-Based Learning in initial teacher education: A transition to collaborative learning. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference 2015, Maynooth, Ireland , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) BRSLM-MEI Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M., Paolucci, C. & O' Dwyer, L. (2015) Examining the mathematical knowledge of Irish out-of-field mathematics teachers. [Oral Presentation], BRSLM-MEI Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 28-FEB-15 - 28-FEB-15. [Details]
(2015) ESAI Conference 2015,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Logue-Collins, P. (2015) Problem-Based Learning in initial teacher education: A transition to collaborative learning. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference 2015, Maynooth, Ireland , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) BRSLM-MEI Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M., Paolucci, C. & O' Dwyer, L. (2015) Examining the mathematical knowledge of Irish out-of-field mathematics teachers. [Oral Presentation], BRSLM-MEI Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 28-FEB-15 - 28-FEB-15. [Details]
(2014) Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014,
Capobianco, B. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Navigating layers of teacher uncertainty among pre-service mathematics and science teachers engaged in action research. [Conference Paper], Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014, Gateshead, UK , 31-OCT-14 - 02-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Terminological Choices in Mathematics. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014,
Capobianco, B. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Navigating layers of teacher uncertainty among pre-service mathematics and science teachers engaged in action research. [Conference Paper], Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014, Gateshead, UK , 31-OCT-14 - 02-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Out-of-field mathematics teaching and the need for professional development: The Irish context. [Oral Presentation], 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium, Porto, Portugal , 30-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Terminological Choices in Mathematics. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) The Socio-Political Development of Irish as a Medium of Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Resources for Irish-medium Mathematics Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Resources for Irish-medium Mathematics Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) The Socio-Political Development of Irish as a Medium of Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & McCluskey, A. (2014) A theoretical framework for the examination of the role of bilingual learners’ languages when engaged in conceptual mathematical learning. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Out-of-field mathematics teaching and the need for professional development: The Irish context. [Oral Presentation], 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium, Porto, Portugal , 30-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Pre-service mathematics teachers’ perceptions of action research and role in professional development. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Pre-service mathematics teachers’ perceptions of action research and role in professional development. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action Research in Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar, Johnstown, Co. Meath , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & McCluskey, A. (2014) A theoretical framework for the examination of the role of bilingual learners’ languages when engaged in conceptual mathematical learning. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action research in ITE - developing a sustainable model for engaging teachers in continuous professional development. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Paolucci, C. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An examination of the probability knowledge of Irish out-of-field mathematics teachers. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An mac léinn dátheangach agus foghlaim na matamaitice. [Invited Oral Presentation], An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 21-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An mac léinn dátheangach agus foghlaim na matamaitice. [Invited Oral Presentation], An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 21-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action Research in Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar, Johnstown, Co. Meath , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom,
Ní Ríordáin, M., (2014) What do we know about the mathematics teaching and learning of multilingual adults and why does it matter?. [Oral Presentation], Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom, Bern, Switzerland , 29-JUN-14 - 02-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Paolucci, C. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An examination of the probability knowledge of Irish out-of-field mathematics teachers. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action research in ITE - developing a sustainable model for engaging teachers in continuous professional development. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Pre-service mathematics teachers’ perceptions of action research and role in professional development. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER),
Ní Ríordáin, M., Planas, N., Kervan, M., Gueuder, G. & Barton, B. (2013) Round Table - Significant insights into Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Bilingual Classrooms: Examples from Brittany, Catalonia, New Zealand and Ireland. [Conference Paper], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Istanbul, Turkey , 10-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordán, M (2013) Symposium Panel - Redesigning Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2014) 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Out-of-field mathematics teaching and the need for professional development: The Irish context. [Oral Presentation], 1st Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium, Porto, Portugal , 30-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Hannigan, A. (2013) Out-of-Field Teaching in Post-Priamry Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the Irish Context. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) The Socio-Political Development of Irish as a Medium of Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-OCT-14. [Details]
(2013) Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2013) Ceardlann - Forbairt Teanga agus Matamaitic sa Seomra Ranga. [Workshop chair], Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta, Coláiste Feirste, Béal Feirste , 15-MAR-13 - 15-MAR-13. [Details]
(2014) Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action Research in Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Teaching Council - School Placement Seminar, Johnstown, Co. Meath , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14. [Details]
(2012) 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12),
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Topic Group Plenary - Impact of Methodological Choices. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), Seoul, South Korea , 08-JUL-12 - 15-JUN-13. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Action research in ITE - developing a sustainable model for engaging teachers in continuous professional development. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-JUL-14. [Details]
(2012) 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Paper Presentation - Addressing the bilingual factor - insights, influences and its impact on Irish education. [Conference Paper], 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’, UCC, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Resources for Irish-medium Mathematics Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Terminological Choices in Mathematics. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire MELBA - MELBA seminar Langages et mathématiques - Languages and mathematics, Renne, France , 23-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14. [Details]
(2011) Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presention - Mathematics, Gaeilge and Bilingualism’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources, Pobal, Newry , 01-DEC-11 - 01-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011) Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presentation - ‘An dátheangachas agus an mata’. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’, An Tulach Mhór , 25-NOV-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2014) An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An mac léinn dátheangach agus foghlaim na matamaitice. [Invited Oral Presentation], An Déilearthacht: Leanúntas na Tacaíochta, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 21-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014,
Capobianco, B. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) Navigating layers of teacher uncertainty among pre-service mathematics and science teachers engaged in action research. [Conference Paper], Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2014, Gateshead, UK , 31-OCT-14 - 02-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom,
Ní Ríordáin, M., (2014) What do we know about the mathematics teaching and learning of multilingual adults and why does it matter?. [Oral Presentation], Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom, Bern, Switzerland , 29-JUN-14 - 02-JUL-14. [Details]
(2010) T³ International Conference,
Johnston, J. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) A collaborative approach to conceptual understanding of Physics and Mathematics enhanced by the integration of the TI-Nspire. [Invited Oral Presentation], T³ International Conference, Atlanta, GA , 10-MAR-10 - 13-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) Tóstal na Gaeilge,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) An dátheangachas agus foghlaim na matamaitice in Éirinn. [Oral Presentation], Tóstal na Gaeilge, Galway , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Paolucci, C. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2014) An examination of the probability knowledge of Irish out-of-field mathematics teachers. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom,
Ní Ríordáin, M., (2014) What do we know about the mathematics teaching and learning of multilingual adults and why does it matter?. [Oral Presentation], Adults Learning Mathematics - inside and outside the classroom, Bern, Switzerland , 29-JUN-14 - 02-JUL-14. [Details]
(2009) 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Liston, M. (2009) Applied mathematics and third level education. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference, University of Limerick , 14-NOV-09 - 14-NOV-09. [Details]
(2014) Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & McCluskey, A. (2014) A theoretical framework for the examination of the role of bilingual learners’ languages when engaged in conceptual mathematical learning. [Oral Presentation], Psychology of Mathematics Education - 38, Vancouver, Canada , 15-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2009) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2009) Paper Presentation - Making the transition-challenges encountered with the English mathematics register for Gaeilgeoirí. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Manchester University, Manchester , 22-SEP-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) Research Symposium - University of Auckland,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2009) Invited Talk - The role of language in Learning Mathematics - The Irish Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Symposium - University of Auckland, University of Auckland, New Zealand , 03-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2013) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER),
Ní Ríordáin, M., Planas, N., Kervan, M., Gueuder, G. & Barton, B. (2013) Round Table - Significant insights into Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Bilingual Classrooms: Examples from Brittany, Catalonia, New Zealand and Ireland. [Conference Paper], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Istanbul, Turkey , 10-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13. [Details]
(2007) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2007) Conference Paper - Mathematics performance and language proficiency: The case of Gaeilgeoirí in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Institute of Education, London , 25-SEP-07 - 29-SEP-07. [Details]
(2013) Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2013) Ceardlann - Forbairt Teanga agus Matamaitic sa Seomra Ranga. [Workshop chair], Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta, Coláiste Feirste, Béal Feirste , 15-MAR-13 - 15-MAR-13. [Details]
(2006) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2006) Paper Presentation - Mathematics teaching in a second language in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, University of Warwick , 26-SEP-06 - 30-SEP-06. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordán, M (2013) Symposium Panel - Redesigning Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER),
Ní Ríordáin, M., Planas, N., Kervan, M., Gueuder, G. & Barton, B. (2013) Round Table - Significant insights into Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Bilingual Classrooms: Examples from Brittany, Catalonia, New Zealand and Ireland. [Conference Paper], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Istanbul, Turkey , 10-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Hannigan, A. (2013) Out-of-Field Teaching in Post-Priamry Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the Irish Context. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2013) Ceardlann - Forbairt Teanga agus Matamaitic sa Seomra Ranga. [Workshop chair], Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta, Coláiste Feirste, Béal Feirste , 15-MAR-13 - 15-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordán, M (2013) Symposium Panel - Redesigning Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Hannigan, A. (2013) Out-of-Field Teaching in Post-Priamry Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the Irish Context. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Re-designing Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy Conference, UCC, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12),
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Topic Group Plenary - Impact of Methodological Choices. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), Seoul, South Korea , 08-JUL-12 - 15-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Paper Presentation - Addressing the bilingual factor - insights, influences and its impact on Irish education. [Conference Paper], 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’, UCC, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Paper Presentation - Addressing the bilingual factor - insights, influences and its impact on Irish education. [Conference Paper], 37th Annual ESAI conference ‘Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influence and Impacts’, UCC, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12),
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2012) Topic Group Plenary - Impact of Methodological Choices. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), Seoul, South Korea , 08-JUL-12 - 15-JUN-13. [Details]
(2011) Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presention - Mathematics, Gaeilge and Bilingualism’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources, Pobal, Newry , 01-DEC-11 - 01-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011) Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presentation - ‘An dátheangachas agus an mata’. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’, An Tulach Mhór , 25-NOV-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presention - Mathematics, Gaeilge and Bilingualism’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Medium Education and Special Education Needs North and South: Maximizing Learning and Resources, Pobal, Newry , 01-DEC-11 - 01-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011) Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2011) Oral Presentation - ‘An dátheangachas agus an mata’. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil Gaelscoileanna Teo. 2011-‘Ag Saibhriú Saol Páistí’, An Tulach Mhór , 25-NOV-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010) T³ International Conference,
Johnston, J. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) A collaborative approach to conceptual understanding of Physics and Mathematics enhanced by the integration of the TI-Nspire. [Invited Oral Presentation], T³ International Conference, Atlanta, GA , 10-MAR-10 - 13-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) T³ International Conference,
Johnston, J. & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) A collaborative approach to conceptual understanding of Physics and Mathematics enhanced by the integration of the TI-Nspire. [Invited Oral Presentation], T³ International Conference, Atlanta, GA , 10-MAR-10 - 13-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) Tóstal na Gaeilge,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) An dátheangachas agus foghlaim na matamaitice in Éirinn. [Oral Presentation], Tóstal na Gaeilge, Galway , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010) Tóstal na Gaeilge,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2010) An dátheangachas agus foghlaim na matamaitice in Éirinn. [Oral Presentation], Tóstal na Gaeilge, Galway , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009) 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Liston, M. (2009) Applied mathematics and third level education. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference, University of Limerick , 14-NOV-09 - 14-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2009) Paper Presentation - Making the transition-challenges encountered with the English mathematics register for Gaeilgeoirí. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Manchester University, Manchester , 22-SEP-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) Research Symposium - University of Auckland,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2009) Invited Talk - The role of language in Learning Mathematics - The Irish Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Symposium - University of Auckland, University of Auckland, New Zealand , 03-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2009) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2009) Paper Presentation - Making the transition-challenges encountered with the English mathematics register for Gaeilgeoirí. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Manchester University, Manchester , 22-SEP-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & Liston, M. (2009) Applied mathematics and third level education. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference, University of Limerick , 14-NOV-09 - 14-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) Research Symposium - University of Auckland,
Ní Ríordáin, M. (2009) Invited Talk - The role of language in Learning Mathematics - The Irish Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Symposium - University of Auckland, University of Auckland, New Zealand , 03-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2007) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2007) Conference Paper - Mathematics performance and language proficiency: The case of Gaeilgeoirí in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Institute of Education, London , 25-SEP-07 - 29-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2007) Conference Paper - Mathematics performance and language proficiency: The case of Gaeilgeoirí in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, Institute of Education, London , 25-SEP-07 - 29-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2006) Paper Presentation - Mathematics teaching in a second language in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, University of Warwick , 26-SEP-06 - 30-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006) British Educational Research Association annual conference,
Ní Ríordáin, M. & O’ Donoghue, J. (2006) Paper Presentation - Mathematics teaching in a second language in Ireland. [Conference Paper], British Educational Research Association annual conference, University of Warwick , 26-SEP-06 - 30-SEP-06. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2006 MACSI Scholarship Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI)
2005 Advanced Scholars Award University of Limerick

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL) Member /
Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Member /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member /
European Research in Mathematics Education (ERME) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NCE-MSTL Steering Group Commitee and Associated Member of the NCE-MSTL /
National STEM Priority Group /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
St. Patrick's College of Education Head of Education 01-SEP-10 / 30-JUN-12
National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning Senior Projects Office - Mathematics 01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-10
University of Limerick Mathematics Tutor 01-SEP-05 / 30-JUN-08

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 University of Limerick PhD Mathematics Education
2005 University of Limerick BSc Physical Education and Mathematics

Languages

  Language
English
Gaeilge

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Stem Education Reviewer
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer
Mathematics Education Research Journal Reviewer
Educational Studies In Mathematics Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests:

BA in Mathematics and Education -  Practical Teaching Programme 1 

BA in Mathematics and Education -  Curriculum and Assessment Studies

BA in Mathematics and Education -  Research Literacies for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

BA in Mathematics and Education - Final Year Symposium

BA in Mathematics and Education -  Teaching Practice Supervision



Dioplóma Gairmiúil sa Mhatamaitic don Mhúinteoireacht:

Mathematics Content Modules:

Calculus 1, 2 & 3

Algebra 1 & 2

Probability

Statistics

Geometry

History of Mathematics

Mathematics Problem Solving and Modelling
 

Mathematics Education Modules:

Mathematics Pedagogy

Action Research in Mathematics Education