Mary Kingston

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T: Ext. 9200
E: Mary.Kingston@dcu.ie

Biography

Mary Kingston is an Assistant Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies.  lecturing in the area of mathematics education. She has responsibility for teaching across a range of modules in the school relating to mathematics education.

Mary received her Bachelor of Education degree from St. Patrick’s College in 2012. She recently completed the Master of Education programme in Dublin City University, specialising in mathematics education. She is currently undertaking a PhD focused on the topic of probability under the supervision of Dr Aisling Twohill (DCU), Dr Siún Nic Mhuirí (DCU) and Professor Merrilyn Goos (UL). She is hoping to establish a framework of growth points that describe the development of young children’s probabilistic thinking. Mary is a member of the Centre for the Advancement STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL). Prior to joining DCU Institute of Education, Mary worked as a primary teacher in North Dublin.

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland
NicMhuirí, S., Farrell, T., Gillic, C., & Kingston, M. (2019) Planning for teaching early mathematics: Negotiation of shared intentions Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics,
Kingston, M. (2020) The use of task-based one-to-one interviews to establish a framework of growth points that describe the development of young children’s probabilistic thinking. [Oral Presentation], British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, Leeds, UK [Details]
2020 Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS): Virtual SCoTENS Doctoral Roundtable,
Kingston, M. (2020) The implications of a growth point approach for mathematics instruction and assessment. [Oral Presentation], Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS): Virtual SCoTENS Doctoral Roundtable, Online Webinar [Details]
2019 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,
Twohill, A., NicMhuirí, S., & Kingston, M. (2019) Micro-ethnography of collaboration: Sharing perspectives and broadening lenses within a community of practice. [Poster Presentation ], 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Pretoria, South Africa [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2019 An exploration of the probabilistic thinking of young children in Senior Infants in an Irish primary school.
Kingston, M. (2019) An exploration of the probabilistic thinking of young children in Senior Infants in an Irish primary school. Dublin City University: Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Mark Morgan Award Dublin City University
2012 Fred Klotz Memorial Award St. Patrick's College
2012 St. Vincent de Paul Medal St. Patrick's College

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2019 Dublin City University Master of Education Mathematics Education
2012 St. Patrick's College Bachelor of Education Education and Mathematics

Research Interests

Mary’s main research interests are in the areas of:
  • Young children’s probabilistic thinking prior to receiving formal probabilistic instruction
  • The development of young children’s mathematical thinking
  • Task-based group interviews as an assessment tool in the primary mathematics classroom
  • Storybooks as a tool for mathematics teaching and learning 
  • Pre-service teachers' views of mathematics teaching and learning

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Maths4All Science Foundation Ireland 01-JAN-20 - 31-DEC-20 Team Member 34,240.00
Mathematics Teaching Practices Toolkit Science Foundation Ireland 07-JAN-19 - 20-DEC-19 Team Member 49,998.00

Teaching Interests

BEd1: ED1022: Mathematics Education
BEd2: ED2031: Mathematics Education
BEd2: ED2033: Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner
BEd4: ED4015: Research Project (Mathematics Education)
BEd1,2,3,4: School Placement Supervision
Master of Education: Mathematics Education Specialism