Teaching Number in the Senior Classes (Third- Sixth) (P)

Teaching Number in the Senior Classes (Third- Sixth) (P)

Teaching Number in the Senior Classes (Third- Sixth)

DATE:   Wednesdays - 4th, 18th October & 8th November 2023
TIME:    7pm to 8pm
ZOOM Workshop

A professional learning community involves teachers working together in a collaborative, interactive and ongoing way in order to improve teacher practice and outcomes for students. The teachers presenting this series of workshops have been working together to explore the teaching of number in the context of the new curriculum. Across these three online meetings, they will share their experiences and will encourage teachers to try out ideas in their own classrooms and discuss their successes and challenges in follow-up meetings.


Edward Fitzgerald

Edward Fitzgerald is a primary school teacher with over ten years’ experience. He is currently teaching 6th class in Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, County Galway. In 2017 he completed his Masters of Education in DCU, specialising in Mathematics Education. The research area for his thesis was focused on using picture books to enhance parental involvement in mathematics. Since then he has worked as a Mathematics Tutor and Research Supervisor with Hibernia College and a School Placement Tutor with DCU. Edward has also been employed by DCU to create resources for the Maths4All website. Edward has co-authored an academic paper based on his research which he presented at the Mathematics Education in Ireland Conference in DCU in October 2019. He has also contributed resources to the MathsThroughStories website and has written an article for the InTouch magazine based on his experience of using picture books in the classroom. In 2021, he produced a video for Maths Week Ireland highlighting the use of picture books in the classroom. Edward is also a regular contributor to the Mathematics TeachMeet seminars. In 2020 Edward completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management from Maynooth University and most recently has completed an Advanced Diploma in Law and Education with Kings Inn College. 

Grainne Higgins

Gráinne Higgins is a deputy principal in St Philomena's N.S., Tullamore. She holds an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from DCU. As part of this M.Ed. Gráinne researched the mathematical learning experiences of pupils through the use of Izak9. She has presented her research findings at the UK Mathematical Association Conference and the Mathematics Education in Ireland Conference. She has provided teacher CPD in the use of Izak9 in the teaching and learning of mathematics through Laois and Kildare Education Centres. Gráinne also participated in the Teaching Council's Researchers in Residence Scheme, where she explored the use of picture books in mathematics as a stimulus for mathematical story writing. In 2023, Gráinne presented her work in this area to the Inspectorate at a Children’s Literature Professional Network event. A video featuring Gráinne’s use of mathematical picture books in the classroom is also featured on the Maths Week Ireland website. Gráinne has presented at online Maths4All ‘Teach Meet’ events, aimed at sharing mathematical teaching and learning practices among teachers. 

Course Properties

Course date 04-10-2023 7:00 pm
End Date 08-11-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 50
Fee Free
Tutor - Speaker Maths4All
Select Hours 3
Location Online via Zoom


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