Dr Ciarán Mac an Bhaird

Mathematics and Statistics, ALL Institute

Associate Professor

Logic House
205
(01) 708 3992

Biography

Books

  Year Publication
2005 Primality Testing and Gaussian Sums.
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2005) Primality Testing and Gaussian Sums. : Logic Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Mathematics support centres' online presence: Provision in Ireland and the UK in 2018'
Mac An Bhaird C.;Mulligan P.;O'Malley J. (2021) 'Mathematics support centres' online presence: Provision in Ireland and the UK in 2018'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 40 (3):190-209 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Mathematics instructors’ awareness of accessibility barriers for disabled students'
Emma Cliffe, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Clare Trott (2019) 'Mathematics instructors’ awareness of accessibility barriers for disabled students'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 39 (3):184-200 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Professional development opportunities for tutors of mathematics learning support'
Michael Grove, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán O'Sullivan (2019) 'Professional development opportunities for tutors of mathematics learning support'. MSOR Connections, 18 (1):4-15 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'The Role of a Full-time Mathematics Support Tutor'
Peter Mulligan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2018) 'The Role of a Full-time Mathematics Support Tutor'. MSOR Connections, 16 (2):30-36 [DOI] [full-text] [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):147-162 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Problematic topics in first-year mathematics: lecturer and student views'
Caitríona Ní Shé, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ann O'Shea (2017) 'Problematic topics in first-year mathematics: lecturer and student views'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48 (5):715-734 [DOI] [full-text] [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):183-199 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Motivating Mature Students of Mathematics'
Peter Mulligan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2017) 'Motivating Mature Students of Mathematics'. MSOR Connections, 15 (3):36-43 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The Pilot Maths Centre at the North West Regional College'
Terry McIvor, Jonathan Cole, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2016) 'The Pilot Maths Centre at the North West Regional College'. MSOR Connections, 15 (1):56-63 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The key role of tutors in Mathematics Learning Support – A report of the 10th annual IMLSN workshop'
Kirsten Pfeiffer, Anthony Cronin, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2016) 'The key role of tutors in Mathematics Learning Support – A report of the 10th annual IMLSN workshop'. MSOR Connections, 15 (1):39-46 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Gender Differences in the Level of Engagement with Mathematics Support in Higher Education in Ireland'
Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Olivia Fitzmaurice, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán O'Sullivan (2016) 'Gender Differences in the Level of Engagement with Mathematics Support in Higher Education in Ireland'. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2 (3):297-317 [DOI] [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 :1-28 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Investigating relationships between the usage of mathematics learning support and performance of at-risk students'
Berry, E, Mac an Bhaird C.;OShea A. (2015) 'Investigating relationships between the usage of mathematics learning support and performance of at-risk students'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34 (4):194-204 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Student perception of the impact of mathematics support in higher education'
Eabhnat Ní­ Fhloinn, Olivia Fitzmaurice, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán O'Sullivan (2014) 'Student perception of the impact of mathematics support in higher education'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45 (7):953-967 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Student non-engagement with mathematics learning supports'
An Bhaird C.;Fitzmaurice O.;Nífhloinn E.;O'sullivan C. (2013) 'Student non-engagement with mathematics learning supports'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 32 (4):191-205 [DOI] [full-text] [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):545-553 [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):191-198 [DOI] [full-text] [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):79-80 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'The provision of mathematics support and the role of the history of mathematics'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2011) 'The provision of mathematics support and the role of the history of mathematics'. Hermathena, 191 (Winter 2011):53-67 [full-text] [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):117-122 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 'Effective tutoring in mathematics learning support: the student perspective'
Fitzmaurice O.;Mac an Bhaird C. (2021) 'Effective tutoring in mathematics learning support: the student perspective'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'A trial of resources to support students with Dyslexia'
Calum Heraty, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Peter Mulligan, James O'Malley, Rachel O'Neill (2021) 'A trial of resources to support students with Dyslexia'. MSOR Connections, 19 (1):13-21 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 'Technological Explorations in the Move to Online Mathematics Support'
Calum Heraty, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Aisling McGlinchey, Peter Mulligan, Pádhraic O'Hanrahan, James O'Malley, Rachel O'Neill, Tara Vivash (2021) 'Technological Explorations in the Move to Online Mathematics Support'. MSOR Connections, 19 (1):55-62 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Mathematics support centres’ online presence: provision in Ireland and the UK in 2018'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Peter Mulligan, James O'Malley (2020) 'Mathematics support centres’ online presence: provision in Ireland and the UK in 2018'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Mathematics Support Centre Attendees and their Use of Online Resources'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Peter Mulligan, James O'Malley (2020) 'Mathematics Support Centre Attendees and their Use of Online Resources'. MSOR Connections, 18 (3):63-69 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Student Perspectives on their Engagement with a Mathematics Support Centre Website'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Peter Mulligan, James O'Malley (2020) 'Student Perspectives on their Engagement with a Mathematics Support Centre Website'. MSOR Connections, 18 (3):4-9 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Adult learners and mathematics learning support'
Olivia Fitzmaurice, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ciarán O'Sullivan. (2015) 'Adult learners and mathematics learning support'. ADULTS LEARNING MATHEMATICS AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 10 (1):68-83 [full-text] [Details]
2014 'University Students’ Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing in Mathematics'
Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Brian Nolan (2014) 'University Students’ Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing in Mathematics'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45 (1):58-74 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The Irish Mathematics Support Network; its origins and progression'
Olivia Gill, Kevin Jennings, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ciarán O'Sullivan (2011) 'The Irish Mathematics Support Network; its origins and progression'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 3 (2):51.1-51.14 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'The Origins, Development and evaluation of Mathematics Support Services'
Olivia Gill, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn (2010) 'The Origins, Development and evaluation of Mathematics Support Services'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 66 (2):51-63 [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Is Mathematics Support worthwhile? An overview of the 3rd Irish workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2009) 'Is Mathematics Support worthwhile? An overview of the 3rd Irish workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres'. MSOR Connections, 9 (2):52-59 [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'The role of Technology in Mathematics Support'
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2011) 'The role of Technology in Mathematics Support' In: Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies. Hershey PA17033: IGI Global. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Numeracy: A Critical Skill in Adult Education. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A research Forum (ALM)
Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán; Díez-Palomar, Javier; Griffiths, Graham; O’Shea, Ann (Ed.). (2017) Numeracy: A Critical Skill in Adult Education. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A research Forum (ALM) Maynooth: Maynooth University. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Adult learners and mathematics learning support'
Olivia Fitzmaurice, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ciarán O'Sullivan (2018) 'Adult learners and mathematics learning support' ADULTS LEARNING MATHEMATICS: A RESEARCH FORUM 1993-2018 Celebrating 25 Years: A lot done, a lot more to do, :113-127. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Technology enhanced Resources for Mathematics Education (TeRMEd)
Ann O'Shea, Sinéad Breen, Conor Brennan, Frank Doheny, Fiona Lawless, Christine Kelly, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Séamus McLoone, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Caitríona Ní Shé, Brien Nolan (2017) Technology enhanced Resources for Mathematics Education (TeRMEd) PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10) , pp.2676-2677 [Details]
2017 National and international perspectives on policies for and models of numeracy
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Terry Maguire, Ann O’Shea (2017) National and international perspectives on policies for and models of numeracy . In: Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán; Díez-Palomar, Javier; Griffiths, Graham; O’Shea, Ann eds. Numeracy: A Critical Skill in Adult Education. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A research Forum (ALM) , pp.97-100 [full-text] [Details]
2017 The role of Feedback, Assessment for Learning and Adult Learners in Mathematics Learning Support
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Cormac Breen, Ann O’Shea, Ciarán O’Sullivan (2017) The role of Feedback, Assessment for Learning and Adult Learners in Mathematics Learning Support . In: Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán; Díez-Palomar, Javier; Griffiths, Graham; O’Shea, Ann eds. Numeracy: A Critical Skill in Adult Education. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A research Forum (ALM) Maynooth, , pp.93-96 [Details]
2016 Identifying problematic mathematical topics and concepts for first year students
Caitríona Ní Shé, Sinéad Breen, Conor Brennan, Frank Doheny, Fiona Lawless, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Séamus McLoone, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Brien Nolan, Ann O'Shea (2016) Identifying problematic mathematical topics and concepts for first year students . In: David Green eds. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CETL-MSOR CONFERENCE 2015 University of Greenwich, , pp.76-86 [Details]
2016 Assessment for learning: resources for first year undergraduate mathematics modules
Fiona Lawless, Ann O’Shea, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Caitríona Ní Shé, Brien Nolan (2016) Assessment for learning: resources for first year undergraduate mathematics modules PROCEEDINGS OF THE CETL-MSOR CONFERENCE 2016 Loughborough University, , pp.35-40 [Details]
2012 A Purely Diophantine System of Equations that Corresponds to Cyclotomic Numbers of Order l
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Patrick McCarthy (2012) A Purely Diophantine System of Equations that Corresponds to Cyclotomic Numbers of Order l . In: Vladimir Akis eds. Essays on Mathematics and Statistics: Volume 2 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference in Mathematics and Statistics (ATINER)) , pp.23-38 [Details]
2012 Appropriate settings and supports for third level diagnostic testing in mathematics
Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Brien Nolan (2012) Appropriate settings and supports for third level diagnostic testing in mathematics SMEC 2012: Science and Mathematics Education Conference DCU, , pp.10-15 [Details]
2012 The effect of fear on engagement with mathematics
Ann O'Shea, Martin Grehan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2012) The effect of fear on engagement with mathematics Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul (2012) Seoul, South Korea, , pp.5784-5792 [Details]
2012 Appropriate settings and supports for third-level diagnostic testing in mathematics
E. Ní Fhloinn, C. Mac an Bhaird and B. Nolan (2012) Appropriate settings and supports for third-level diagnostic testing in mathematics Proceedings of the SMEC Conference 2012: Teaching at the heart of Learning , pp.10-15 [full-text] [Details]
2012 Mentoring students can lead to increased engagement and success with mathematics
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (2012) Mentoring students can lead to increased engagement and success with mathematics . In: Dagmar Waller eds. Proceedings of the Cetl-MSOR Conference 2011 , pp.74-80 [full-text] [Details]
2012 Monitoring Students' Engagement with Mathematics at Third Level
G. Burke, C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea (2012) Monitoring Students' Engagement with Mathematics at Third Level Proceedings of the SMEC Conference 2012: Teaching at the heart of Learning , pp.50-53 [full-text] [Details]
2012 Peer Mentoring for At-Risk Students
Gráinne Burke, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2012) Peer Mentoring for At-Risk Students . In: Peter Rowlett, Dagmar Waller eds. Proceedings of the Cetl-MSOR Conference 2012 University of Sheffield, , pp.9-14 [Details]
2011 The effects of social interactions on engagement in Mathematics
A. O'Shea, M. Grehan and C. Mac an Bhaird (2011) The effects of social interactions on engagement in Mathematics Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education MEI 4 , pp.180-191 [full-text] [Details]
2011 How do students deal with difficulties in mathematics?
M. Grehan, A. O'Shea and C. Mac an Bhaird (2011) How do students deal with difficulties in mathematics? Proceedings of the Cetl-MSOR Conference 2010 , pp.34-38 [full-text] [Details]
2011 The Development of Mathematics Resources
C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea. (2011) The Development of Mathematics Resources Proceedings: National Digital Learning Resources Conference: NDLR Fest 2011 Vol 1 & 2 [full-text] [Details]
2010 What type of student avails of mathematics support and why?
C. Mac an Bhaird and A. O'Shea (2010) What type of student avails of mathematics support and why? Proceedings of the CETL-MSOR Conference 2009 , pp.48-51 [full-text] [Details]
2010 The lessons that struggling mathematics students can learn from the History of Mathematics
C. Mac an Bhaird (2010) The lessons that struggling mathematics students can learn from the History of Mathematics Proceedings of the History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics Conference 2010 [Details]
2010 What type of student avails of mathematics support and extra mathematics initiatives?
C. Mac an Bhaird, M. Grehan and A. O'Shea (2010) What type of student avails of mathematics support and extra mathematics initiatives? Proceedings of the 15th SEFI MWG Seminar and 8th Workshop GFC, Mathematical education of Engineers [full-text] [Details]
2010 Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at NUI Maynooth
A. O'Shea, M.Grehan and C. Mac an Bhaird (2010) Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at NUI Maynooth Proceedings of the British Congress for Mathematics Education April 2010 , pp.254-258 [full-text] [Details]
2010 First year students' mathematics learning experiences at the National University of Ireland Maynooth
C. Mac an Bhaird and A. O'Shea (2010) First year students' mathematics learning experiences at the National University of Ireland Maynooth Research Teaching - Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the National Academy's Third Annual Conference , pp.123-126 [full-text] [Details]
2009 Introducing the history of mathematics to third level students with weak mathematical backgrounds: A case study
C. Mac an Bhaird (2009) Introducing the history of mathematics to third level students with weak mathematical backgrounds: A case study Proceedings of the CETL-MSOR Conference 2008 , pp.63-68 [full-text] [Details]
2008 The Necessity of Maths Support Centres in Higher Level Education
C. Mac an Bhaird (2008) The Necessity of Maths Support Centres in Higher Level Education Proceedings of AISHE, AISHE-C Encouraging Student Engagement [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 An audit of Mathematics Learning Support provision on the island of Ireland in 2015.
Anthony Cronin, Jonathan Cole, Maura Clancy, Cormac Breen, Diarmuid Ó Sé (2016) An audit of Mathematics Learning Support provision on the island of Ireland in 2015. The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, DUBLIN. [Details]
2014 An Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network (IMLSN) Report on Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support: Insights from a large scale multi‐institutional survey.
Ciarán O'Sullivan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Olivia Fitzmaurice, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn (2014) An Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network (IMLSN) Report on Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support: Insights from a large scale multi‐institutional survey. NCE-MSTL, Limerick. [Details]