Rita Barger

Rita BargerAssociate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • Ph.D. (1999) Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.S. (1989) Education: Gifted Education, Drury College, Springfield, MO
  • M.A. (1970) Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S. (1968) Education: Mathematics and Music, University of Missouri-Columbia

Recent Publications

    • Taft, R. J., Marszalek, J., Barger, R. H., Convergent vs. Divergent Thinking: Examining Ideational Fluency, Flexibility and Creativity in Students with and without Learning Disabilities. Creativity Research Journal. (In Progress-2015)
    • Keown, Daniel J., Robinson, Charles R., & Barger, Rita. (2013). Student-Centered Technology Use Among Missouri K-12 Music Students within Music Classrooms, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Number 50, 33-50.

Presentations

International

  • Barger, R. Pre-Service elementary teachers’ beliefs about mathematics: Implications for improving pedagogy. Invited paper for the Midsummer World Mathematics Education Conference. Lingatan, Sweden. (2003).
  • Barger, R. Using brain teasers to change beliefs about mathematics. Invited paper for the Midsummer World Mathematics Education Conference. Lingatan, Sweden. (2003).

National-Peer Reviewed

  • Barger, R. Top ten ways to motivate your students. Paper and lecture presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. New Orleans, LA (2014).
  • Barger, R. Every day is mathematical. Paper and lecture presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Philadelphia, PA. (2012).

Regional-Peer Reviewed

  • Barger, Rita. Fair is fair: Meeting the needs of your gifted students. Paper and lecture presented at the regional meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Houston, TX. (2014).
  • Barger, R. Every day is mathematical. Paper and lecture presented at the regional meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Las Vegas, NV. (2013).

State

  • Barger, Rita. Concepts and procedures: A happy combination. Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Columbia, MO. (2014).
  • Barger, Rita. Common core – the basics. Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Columbia, MO. (2013).

Local

  • Barger, R. Every day is mathematical. Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas City Area Teachers of Mathematics. (2013).