MEI 2019

In the lead up to Maths Week 12th – 20th October 2019, the 7th Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI-7) took place on St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin. The theme of the conference, Mathematical Literacy, throughout and beyond Education, was closely aligned with the work of EPI STEM and both Kathy O’Sullivan and Niamh O’Meara presented their research at this event. At this conference Niamh again presented on her study investigating teachers’ perspectives the bonus points initiative and this time focussed on whether teachers believed the bonus points initiative resulted in a notable improvement in students’ mathematical capabilities and on the challenges now facing teachers as a result of the initiative.

Kathy O' Sullivan presented a paper based on the "N" framework which is a framework designed to support teachers in embedding numeracy across the curriculum.