Anita Wager

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Anita Wager

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Anita Wager

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

476F Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N MILLS ST
MADISON, WI 53706-1707
Office: 608/263-5142

awager@wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Professor Wager received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in curriculum and instruction. She also holds a masters degree in the teaching and business administration. Prior to her appointment in the department, she taught 5th grade in Maryland. She has been in the department since 2008.



 

 

Grants and Sponsorships

  • Amount: $2,560,950.00, "Access, Agency, And Allies In Mathematical Systems," Awarded By: National Science Foundation, Sponsor Type: Federal, Anita A. Wager, Co-Principal; Beth Herbal-Eisenmann, Principal; Victoria Hand, Co-Principal; Mary Q. Foote, Co-Principal.
  • Amount: $655,000.00, "Postdoctoral Fellowship Program In Mathematical Thinking, Learning And Instruction," Awarded By: U. S. Dept. of Education-Institute of Educational Sciences, Sponsor Type: Federal, Anita A. Wager, Principal; Mitchell J. Nathan, Co-Principal; Amy B. Ellis, Co-Principal; Eric J. Knuth, Co-Principal; Charles W. Kalish, Co-Principal; David Kaplan, Co-Principal; Martha W. Alibali, Co-Principal.
  • Amount: $2,180,326.00, "Professional Development For Culturally Relevant Teaching And Learning In Pre-K Mathematics," Awarded By: National Science Foundation, Sponsor Type: Federal, Anita A. Wager, Principal; Mary Elizabeth Graue, Co-Principal; Thomas P. Carpenter, Co-Principal.

Publications

  • Graue, M.E., Delaney, K., Karabon, A., Whyte, K., Kim, J., & Wager, A.A. (2015). Imagining a Future in 4k: How professional identity shapes notions of mathematics. Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 46(1), 37-54.
  • Parks, A.N., & Wager, A.A. (2015). What knowledge is shaping teacher preparation in early childhood mathematics? Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 36(2), 124-141.
  • Wager, A.A., & Parks, A.N. (2015, May). The construction of the child in the new push for mathematics education in early childhood. Proceedings of the Eighth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, Portland, OR: Ooligan Press.
  • Wager, A.A., Graue, M.E., & Harrigan, K. (2015). Swimming upstream in a torrent of assessment. In R. Perry, A. Gervasoni, & A. MacDonald (Eds.), Mathematics and transition to school: International perspectives, (pp. 15-30)Wager, A.A., Graue, M.E., & Harrigan, K. (2015). Swimming upstream in a torrent of assessment. In R. Perry, A. Gervasoni, & A. MacDonald (Eds.), Mathematics and transition to school: International perspectives, (pp. 15-30). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Wager, A.A., & Delaney, K. (2014). Exploring young children’s multiple mathematical resources through action research [Monograph]. TODOS Research Monograph 3: Embracing Resources of Children, Families, Communities and Cultures in Mathematics Learning pp. 25-59.
  • Wager, A.A. (2014). Noticing Children’s Participation: Insights into Teacher Positionality Toward Equitable Mathematics Pedagogy. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 45(3), 312-350.
  • Wager, A.A. (2013). Practices that support mathematics learning in a play-based classroom. In L. English & J. Mulligan (Eds.), Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning, (pp. 163-181)Wager, A.A. (2013). Practices that support mathematics learning in a play-based classroom. In L. English & J. Mulligan (Eds.), Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning, (pp. 163-181). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Wager, A.A., & Whyte, K. (2013). Young children’s mathematics: Whose home practices are privileged? Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 6(1), 81-95.
  • Wager, A.A., & Foote, M.Q. (2013). Locating praxis for equity in mathematics: Lessons from and for professional development. Journal of Teacher Education. 64(1), 22-34.
  • Wager, A.A., & Stinson, D.W. (2012). Teaching mathematics for social justice: Conversations with educators. In A. A. Wager, & D. W. Stinson (Eds.), Teaching mathematics for social justice: Conversations with educators. Reston, VA: National council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Stinson, D.W., & Wager, A.A. (2012). The empowering uncertainties of teaching and learning mathematics for social change. In A. A. Wager, & D. W. Stinson (Eds.), Teaching mathematics for social justice: Conversations with educators. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Christenson, B.A., & Wager, A.A. (2012). Balanced mathematics: Increasing participation through differentiation. Teaching Children Mathematics. 19(3), 194-200.
  • Wager, A.A. (2012). Incorporating out-of-school mathematics: From cultural context to embedded practice. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. 15(1), 9-23.
  • Wager, A.A., & Carpenter, T.P. (2011). Learning trajectories through a sociocultural lens. In J. Carlson, & J. R. Levin (Eds.), Instructional strategies for improving student learning: Focus on early reading and mathematics. Information Age Publishers.
  • Wager, A.A. (2010). Teacher Positioning and Equitable Mathematics Pedagogy. In Mary Q. Foote (Eds.), Mathematics Teaching & Learning in K-12: Equity and professional development, (pp. 77-92). New York, NY, US: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wager, A.A. (in press). “Let me be your cultural resource”: Facilitating safe spaces in professional development. Cases for teacher educators: Facilitating conversations about inequities in mathematics classrooms. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Wager, A.A., & Delaney, K. (in press). Exploring young children’s multiple mathematical resources through action research. TODOS Research Monograph.
  • Wager, A.A., & Parks, A.N. (in press). Learning Mathematics Through Play. SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood. London: Sage Publications.

Presentations

  • Wager, A.A., DeBarbieri, R., & Bridget, C. (2013). CGI in PreK: Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Approaches to Problems and Problem Solving, Seventh Biennial CGI National Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Wager, A.A., & Karabon, A., Presenter & Author (2013). Equitable Opportunities to Learn PreK Mathematics: Our Theory, Teachers’ Practice, American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wager, A.A., & Kim, J., Presenter & Author (2013). Fostering Teacher Noticing of Children’s Mathematical Thinking in Play, American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wager, A.A. (2013). Culturally Responsive Parent/Teacher Collaboration to Support Early Mathematics Learning., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO.
  • Wager, A.A. (2013). Reciprocal Funds of Knowledge in PreK Mathematics, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
  • Wager, A.A. (2012). Putting the play back in K, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Chicago, IL.
  • Wager, A.A., & Graue, M.E. (2012). 4KPD: Collaborating to Build Capacity for Developmentally and Culturally Responsive Early mathematics, Minority Student Achievement Network, Madison, WI.
  • Wager, A.A., & Graue, M.E. (2011). Valuing what children bring: Professional development for developmentally and culturally responsive Pre-K mathematics, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando, FL.
  • F.M., & Wager, A.A., Presenter & Author (2011). Teachers locate praxis for equity in mathematics teaching through professional development, 33rd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
  • Wager, A.A., & H.D. (2011). Mathematics and social justice: A literacy connection, Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, AERA, New Orleans, LA.
  • Wager, A.A., Presenter & Author (2010). Opportunities to learn using balanced mathematics: Who participates when, Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, AERA, Denver, CO.
  • Wager, A.A., Presenter & Author, Foote, M.Q., Presenter & Author, Edwards, A.R., Presenter & Author, Bannister, V.P., Presenter & Author, & Ho, K.M., Presenter & Author (2010). Professional Development Integrating Equity and Mathematics, Research Pre-session of Annual Meeting, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.

Awards and Honors

  • Top 75 Best-Selling Education Books of 2013
    Organization: New York Times
    Date(s): 2013
  • Early Career Publications Award
    Organization: SIG-Research in Mathematics Education AERA
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Date(s): 2012
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