Prof Ann O'Shea
Biography
Research Projects
Project  Role  Funding Body / Program  Description  Start Date  End Date  Award (€)  

Diarmaid Hyland IRC Postdoctoral Application  PI  Irish Research Council (IRC) / GOI Postdoctoral Fellowship  01OCT19  30SEP21  93830.79 
Peer Reviewed Journals
Year  Publication  

2021  'Students’ Views on Transition to University: The Role of Mathematical Tasks'
O’Shea A.;Breen S. (2021) 'Students’ Views on Transition to University: The Role of Mathematical Tasks'. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 21 (1):2943 [DOI] [Details] 

2021  'The student perspective on teaching and assessment during initial COVID19 related closures at Irish universities: Implications for the future'
Hyland D.;O'Shea A. (2021) 'The student perspective on teaching and assessment during initial COVID19 related closures at Irish universities: Implications for the future'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 40 (4):455477 [DOI] [Details] 

2021  'The nature and prevalence of diagnostic testing in mathematics at tertiarylevel in Ireland'
Diarmaid Hyland, Ann O'Shea (2021) 'The nature and prevalence of diagnostic testing in mathematics at tertiarylevel in Ireland'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, [Details] 

2020  'Auditing summative assessments: the need to increase creative reasoning in mathematics and science at lower secondary in Ireland'
Garry, A., Reilly, A., Dempsey, M., & O'Shea, A. (2020) 'Auditing summative assessments: the need to increase creative reasoning in mathematics and science at lower secondary in Ireland'. The School Science Review, 102 (379):4754 [fulltext] [Details] 

2020  'Students’ Attitudes to Mathematics Learning and Assessment in Turkey and Ireland'
Aysel, T, O'Shea, A, Breen, S. (2020) 'Students’ Attitudes to Mathematics Learning and Assessment in Turkey and Ireland'. International Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics, 7 (1):2338 [Details] 

2019  'An Investigation of Students' Attitudes to Science, Mathematics and the Use of Technology in Lower Secondary Education'
Burke O'Connell, N;Dempsey, M;O'Shea, A (2019) 'An Investigation of Students' Attitudes to Science, Mathematics and the Use of Technology in Lower Secondary Education'. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST), 7 :319334 [fulltext] [Details] 

2019  'The role of task classification and design in curriculum making for preservice teachers of mathematics'
Dempsey M.;O’Shea A. (2019) 'The role of task classification and design in curriculum making for preservice teachers of mathematics'. Curriculum Journal, 31 (3):436453 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2018  'Designing Mathematical Thinking Tasks'
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2018) 'Designing Mathematical Thinking Tasks'. PRIMUS, [DOI] [Details] 

2018  'Decision Points in Mathematics Lectures'
Ann O'Shea, Sinead Breen, Maria Meehan (2018) 'Decision Points in Mathematics Lectures'. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (6):650659 [DOI] [Details] 

2017  'A study of students' concept images of inverse functions in Ireland and Sweden'
Sinead Breen, Niclas Larson, Ann O'Shea, Kerstin Pettersson (2017) 'A study of students' concept images of inverse functions in Ireland and Sweden'. NORDIC STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION/ NORDISK MATEMATIKKDIDAKTIKK , NOMAD, 22 (4):85102 [fulltext] [Details] 

2017  'A study of creative reasoning opportunities in assessments in undergraduate calculus courses'
Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Brien Nolan, Ann O'Shea, Kirsten Pfeiffer (2017) 'A study of creative reasoning opportunities in assessments in undergraduate calculus courses'. Research in Mathematics Education, 19 (2):147162 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2017  'Students’ and lecturers’ views on mathematics resources'
Caitríona Ní Shé, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ann O’Shea (2017) 'Students’ and lecturers’ views on mathematics resources'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 36 (4):183199 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2017  'Problematic topics in firstyear mathematics: lecturer and student views'
Caitríona Ní Shé, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ann O'Shea (2017) 'Problematic topics in firstyear mathematics: lecturer and student views'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48 (5):715734 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2016  'The Development of a Function Concept Inventory'
Ann O'Shea, Sinead Breen, Barbara Jaworski (2016) 'The Development of a Function Concept Inventory'. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2016  'Threshold Concepts & Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching'
Sinead Breen and Ann O'Shea (2016) 'Threshold Concepts & Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching'. PRIMUS, [DOI] [Details] 

2016  'Students' views of example generation tasks'
Breen S.;O'Shea A.;Pfeiffer K. (2016) 'Students' views of example generation tasks'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 35 (1):2740 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2016  'Investigating students' levels of engagement with mathematics: critical events, motivations, and influences on behaviour'
Grehan, M;Bhaird, CM;O'Shea, A (2016) 'Investigating students' levels of engagement with mathematics: critical events, motivations, and influences on behaviour'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 47 :128 [DOI] [Details] 

2015  'Investigating relationships between the usage of mathematics learning support and performance of atrisk students'
Berry, E, Mac an Bhaird C.;OShea A. (2015) 'Investigating relationships between the usage of mathematics learning support and performance of atrisk students'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34 (4):194204 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2014  'A year of engaging with the discipline of noticing: five mathematics lecturers' reflections'
Breen, S;McCluskey, A;Meehan, M;O'Donovan, J;O'Shea, A (2014) 'A year of engaging with the discipline of noticing: five mathematics lecturers' reflections'. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 :289300 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2013  'The effect of a monitoring scheme on tutorial attendance and assignment submission'
Gráinne Burke, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2013) 'The effect of a monitoring scheme on tutorial attendance and assignment submission'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44 (4):545553 [DOI] [Details] 

2012  'The impact of a monitoring scheme on engagement in an online course'
Burke G.;Macan Bhaird C.;O'shea A. (2012) 'The impact of a monitoring scheme on engagement in an online course'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 31 (4):191198 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  'Why do students not avail themselves of mathematics support?'
Martin Grehan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2011) 'Why do students not avail themselves of mathematics support?'. Research in Mathematics Education, 13 (1):7980 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2010  'Mathematical Thinking and Task Design'
Breen. S. & O'Shea, A. (2010) 'Mathematical Thinking and Task Design'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 66 :3949 [fulltext] [Details] 

2010  'Mathematical literacy and selfefficacy of first year third level students'
Joan Cleary, Sinead Breen, and Ann OShea (2010) 'Mathematical literacy and selfefficacy of first year third level students'. MSOR CONNECTIONS, 10 :4144 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2009  'The impact of the mathematics support centre on the grades of first year students at the National University of Ireland Maynooth'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Tadhg Morgan, Ann O'Shea (2009) 'The impact of the mathematics support centre on the grades of first year students at the National University of Ireland Maynooth'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 28 (3):117122 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2009  'An investigation of the mathematical literacy of first year thirdlevel students in the Republic of Ireland'
Breen S.;Cleary J.;O'Shea A. (2009) 'An investigation of the mathematical literacy of first year thirdlevel students in the Republic of Ireland'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40 (2):229246 [DOI] [Details] 

2006  'Encouraging Good Mathematical Writing'
Dr Ann O'Shea (2006) 'Encouraging Good Mathematical Writing'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 37 :101104 [Details] 

2003  'A defect relation for slowly moving target hypersurfaces'
Ann O'Shea (2003) 'A defect relation for slowly moving target hypersurfaces'. COMPLEX VARIABLES THEORY AND APPLICATION, 48 :1941 [Details] 

1999  'Weighted Trudingertype inequalities'
Buckley, SM;O'Shea, J (1999) 'Weighted Trudingertype inequalities'. Indiana University Mathematics Journal, 48 :85114 [fulltext] [Details] 
Book Chapters
Year  Publication  

2021  'Challenging issues in the teaching and learning of Calculus and Analysis'
María Trigueros, Stèphanie Bridoux, Ann O’Shea, Laura Branchetti (2021) 'Challenging issues in the teaching and learning of Calculus and Analysis' In: Research and Development in University Mathematics Education. Oxon: Routledge. [Details] 

2018  'Threshold Concepts and Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching'
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2018) 'Threshold Concepts and Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching' In: Mircea Pitici (eds). The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  'The role of technology in mathematics support: A pilot study'
Mac an Bhaird C.;O'Shea A. (2011) 'The role of technology in mathematics support: A pilot study' In: Juan, A. A., Huertas, M. A., Trenholm, S., Steegmann, C (eds). Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies. PA, USA: IGI Global. [DOI] [Details] 
Other Journals
Year  Publication  

2015  'Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) for preservice teachers: a study of students developing thinking in relation to the teaching of mathematics'
Brien Nolan, Majella Dempsey, James Lovatt, Ann O'Shea (2015) 'Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) for preservice teachers: a study of students developing thinking in relation to the teaching of mathematics' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 35 (1) :5459. [fulltext] [Details] 

2015  'Transition through Tasks'
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2015) 'Transition through Tasks' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 35 (1) :1924. [fulltext] [Details] 

2012  'A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations'
O'Sullivan,B. , Breen, S., O'Shea, A. (2012) 'A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 32 :7075. [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  'A classification of questions from Turkish and Irish highstakes examinations'
S. Breen, T. Aysel, A. O'Shea (2011) 'A classification of questions from Turkish and Irish highstakes examinations' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 31 :1318. [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  'The use of mathematical tasks to develop mathematical thinking skills in undergraduate calculus courses  a pilot study'
S. Breen, A. O'Shea (2011) 'The use of mathematical tasks to develop mathematical thinking skills in undergraduate calculus courses  a pilot study' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 31 :4348. [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  'Reflection on Practice, in Practice: The Discipline of Noticing'
S.Breen, A. McCluskey, M.Meehan, J, ODonovan, A. O'Shea (2011) 'Reflection on Practice, in Practice: The Discipline of Noticing' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 31 :712. [fulltext] [Details] 

2010  'Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at NUI Maynooth'
M.Grehan, C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea (2010) 'Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at NUI Maynooth' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 30 :254258. [fulltext] [Details] 

2010  'Measuring Students Persistence on Unfamiliar Tasks'
S. Breen, J. Cleary, A. O'Shea (2010) 'Measuring Students Persistence on Unfamiliar Tasks' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 30 :1924. [fulltext] [Details] 
Conference Publications
Year  Publication  

2019  BEING ABLE TO DO MATHS BUT YET FEELING KIND OF FREE: USING THE FLAGWAY GAME TO LEARN MATHEMATICS
Dempsey M., O'Shea, A. (2019) BEING ABLE TO DO MATHS BUT YET FEELING KIND OF FREE: USING THE FLAGWAY GAME TO LEARN MATHEMATICS . In: Harbison, l., & Twohill, A eds. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland , pp.7582 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2019  DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED IN LECTURING UNDERGRADUATE CALCULUS
Sinead Breen and Ann O'Shea (2019) DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED IN LECTURING UNDERGRADUATE CALCULUS . In: L. Harbison, & A. Twohill eds. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland , pp.4350 [DOI] [fulltext] [Details] 

2019  Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students
Sinead Breen, Caitriona Ni She, Ann O'Shea (2019) Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students . In: Jankvist, U. T., Van den HeuvelPanhuizen, M., & Veldhuis, M eds. The Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education [fulltext] [Details] 

2018  An Analysis of University Mathematics Teaching using the Knowledge Quartet
Sinead Breen, Maria Meehan, Ann O'Shea and Tim Rowland (2018) An Analysis of University Mathematics Teaching using the Knowledge Quartet INDRUM 2018  Second Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics [fulltext] [Details] 

2017  "What you see and don't see, shapes what you do and don't do": Noticing in first year mathematics lectures
Meehan, M;O'Shea, A;Breen, S (2017) "What you see and don't see, shapes what you do and don't do": Noticing in first year mathematics lectures PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10) , pp.22012208 [Details] 

2017  Critical evaluation and design of mathematics tasks: Preservice teachers
Dempsey, M;O'Shea, A (2017) Critical evaluation and design of mathematics tasks: Preservice teachers PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10) , pp.36583665 [Details] 

2015  Students' concept images of inverse functions
Breen, S;Larson, N;O'Shea, A;Pettersson, K (2015) Students' concept images of inverse functions PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME9) , pp.22282234 [Details] 

2017  “What you see and don’t see, shapes what you do and don’t do”: Noticing in first year mathematics lectures
Maria Meehan, Ann O'Shea and Sinead Breen (2017) “What you see and don’t see, shapes what you do and don’t do”: Noticing in first year mathematics lectures CERME 10  Proceedings of the tenth congress of the European Society for Mathematics Education [fulltext] [Details] 

2017  Critical Evaluation and Design of Mathematics Tasks: PreService Teachers
Dempsey, M & O'Shea A. (2017) Critical Evaluation and Design of Mathematics Tasks: PreService Teachers CERME10 Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Dublin, , 01FEB17  05FEB17 [fulltext] [Details] 

2016  Role of technology in promoting formative assessment practices in science and mathematics classes
Dempsey, M., O'Shea, A, & Burke, N. (2016) Role of technology in promoting formative assessment practices in science and mathematics classes Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC) , pp.613 [fulltext] [Details] 

2016  Concept Images of Open Sets in Metric Spaces
Safia Hamza and Ann O'Shea (2016) Concept Images of Open Sets in Metric Spaces INDRUM 2016  First Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics [Details] 

2011  THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATHEMATICAL TASKS TO PROMOTE ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL THINKING
Breen, S;O'Shea, A (2011) THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATHEMATICAL TASKS TO PROMOTE ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL THINKING PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME 7) , pp.29702971 [Details] 

2015  Students' concept images of inverse functions
Sinead Breen, Niclas Larson, Kerstin Pettersson, Ann O'Shea (2015) Students' concept images of inverse functions Proceedings of the ninth congress of the European Society for Mathematics Education, Prague, 2015 [fulltext] [Details] 

2014  Designing tasks to aid understanding of mathematical functions
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2014) Designing tasks to aid understanding of mathematical functions Proceedings of the National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference [epublication] [fulltext] [Details] 

2013  We never did this: A framework for measuring novelty of tasks in Mathematics textbooks
Brendan O'Sullivan, Sinad Breen, Ann O'Shea (2013) We never did this: A framework for measuring novelty of tasks in Mathematics textbooks Proceedings Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education MEI 5 , pp.284295 [fulltext] [Details] 

2013  The use of unfamiliar tasks in first year calculus courses to aid the transition from school to university mathematics
Sinead Breen, Kirsten Pfeiffer, Ann O'Shea (2013) The use of unfamiliar tasks in first year calculus courses to aid the transition from school to university mathematics Proceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education , pp.23162325 [fulltext] [Details] 

2012  Designing tasks to aid understanding of functions
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2012) Designing tasks to aid understanding of functions Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th Annual NAIRTL Conference [fulltext] [Details] 

2012  An Evaluation of the Impact of NonStandard Tasks on Undergraduate Learning
S. Breen, K. Pfeiffer, A. O'Shea (2012) An Evaluation of the Impact of NonStandard Tasks on Undergraduate Learning Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul , pp.13511358 [Details] 

2012  The effect of fear on engagement with mathematics
M. Grehan, C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea (2012) The effect of fear on engagement with mathematics Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul , pp.57845792 [Details] 

2012  The Use of ProblemSolving Techniques as a Learning Tool in University Mathematics Courses
A. O'Shea, D. Wraith (2012) The Use of ProblemSolving Techniques as a Learning Tool in University Mathematics Courses Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul , pp.14041411 [Details] 

2011  Students' misconceptions regarding infinity
Safia Hamza, Ann O'Shea (2011) Students' misconceptions regarding infinity Proceedings of the fourth conference on Research in Mathematics Education , pp.192202 [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  The effects of social interactions on engagement in mathematics
Martin Grehan, Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2011) The effects of social interactions on engagement in mathematics Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education , pp.180191 [fulltext] [Details] 

2011  Designing rich sets of tasks for undergraduate calculus courses
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2011) Designing rich sets of tasks for undergraduate calculus courses Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education , pp.8292 [fulltext] [Details] 
Conference Contributions
Year  Publication  

2018  SMEC 2018 Science and Mathematics Education.
Dempsey, M & and O'Shea, A. (2018) SMEC 2018 Science and Mathematics Education. [Oral Presentation], The Evaluation and Design of Tasks by Science and Mathematics PreService Teachers, DCU [Details] 

2014  Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education.
Dempsey, M., Burke, N., & O'Shea, A. (2014) Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education. [Oral Presentation], ESRI Educational Research and Practice in Time of Transition: Looking to the Future, Ireland , 09APR15  11APR15 [Details] 

2009  IUQB Quality Seminar.
(2009) IUQB Quality Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Measuring the effectiveness of mathematics support, Dublin [Details] 

2009  NAIRTL Conference.
(2009) NAIRTL Conference. [Oral Presentation], First Year Students' Mathematics Learning Experience, TCD [Details] 

2009  Workshop on Questionnaire Design and Analysis.
(2009) Workshop on Questionnaire Design and Analysis. [Oral Presentation], An Introduction to Rasch Analysis, University of Limerick [Details] 

2008  Science and Mathematics Education Conference.
(2008) Science and Mathematics Education Conference. [Oral Presentation], The transition to third level Mathematics, DCU [Details] 

2007  Mathematics Education in Ireland.
(2007) Mathematics Education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Third level students' beliefs about Mathematics, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra [Details] 
Article
Year  Publication  

2009  Is mathematics support worthwhile? An overview of the 3rd Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres.
O'Shea, Ann and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran (2009) Is mathematics support worthwhile? An overview of the 3rd Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres. Article [fulltext] [Details] 

2007  Mathematics Education Experiences.
Sinead Breen, Joan Cleary, Ann O'Shea (2007) Mathematics Education Experiences. Article [Details] 
Thesis
Year  Publication  

1991  The defect relation for slowing moving tartget hypersurfaces.
Dr Ann O'Shea (1991) The defect relation for slowing moving tartget hypersurfaces. University of Notre Dame: Thesis [Details] 