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San Diego State University


Nadine Bezuk

Co-director, Professional Development Collaborative

Director, Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics (ISAM)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Minnesota

M.A., Mathematics Education, University of Minnesota

B.S., Child Development & Early Childhood Education, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interest

Themes of my professional work include professional development, equity, preservice mathematics methods courses, and rational numbers. I have conducted research on the effective teaching of rational numbers and on mathematics teacher enhancement activities aimed at assisting teachers to focus on children's thinking and to help all students succeed in mathematics. My current interests lie in (1) developing and conducting professional development to support teachers in enhancing their teaching to help all students succeed in mathematics and (2) developing programs for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.

SELECTED Publications

Cathcart, W. G., Pothier, Y. M., Vance, J. H., & Bezuk, N. S. (2015). Learning mathematics in elementary and middle school: A learner-centered approach (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson.Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools


Bowers, J., Bezuk, N., Aguilar, K., & Klass, S. (2011). Designing applets that instantiate effective mathematics pedagogy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 19 (1), 45 - 72.

Bowers, J., Bezuk, N., & Aguilar, K. (2011). Adapting the mathematical task framework to design online didactic objects. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 42 (4), 481 - 495.

Blais, T. V., Moore, S., Bezuk, N.S., & Gawronski, J. D. (2009). Collaborative cycle: A mentoring tool for changing practice. In Zimmerman, G., Guinee, P., Fulmore, L. M., & Murray, E. (Eds.), Empowering the Mentor of the Experienced Mathematics Teacher. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 29 – 30.

Bezuk, N. S. (2008). The impact of mathematics professional development on primary-grade teachers' understanding of geometry: A preliminary report. In Proceedings of the 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, 344 – 355.

Carlsson, G., Cohen, R. L., Clements, D. M., Malloy, C. E., Moseley, L. G., Silbey, R. R., & Bezuk, N.S. (2001). McGraw-Hill Mathematics (grades K - 6). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Curcio, F. & Bezuk, N. S. (1994). Understanding rational numbers and proportions. F. Curcio (series Ed.), NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards Addenda Project—Middle school volume. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Bezuk, N. S. & Bieck, M. (1993). Current research on rational numbers and common fractions: Summary and implications for teachers. In D. T. Owens (Ed.), Research ideas for the classroom—Middle grades mathematics (chapter 7, pp. 118 - 136). New York: Macmillan.


Nadine Bezuk

  Nadine Bezuk

  Associate Dean

  Professor of
  Teacher Education

College of Education Dean's Office
EBA 346
San Diego, CA 92182-1154
Telephone: 619-594-1370