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# School of Teacher Education

**Nadine S. Bezuk, Director and Qualcomm Endowed Professor of Mathematics Education**

E-mail: nadine.bezuk@mail.sdsu.edu

Office: EBA 255

Phone: 619-594-1370 and

Education (degrees earned)

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Minnesota

M.A., Mathematics Education, University of Minnesota

B.S., Child Development and Early Childhood Education, University of Pittsburgh**Professional leadership activities and honors**

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE): Executive Director, September 2001 – 2014, NCTM Representative, April 1999 – September 2001; Immediate Past President, January 1999 – February 2000; President, April 1997 – January 1999; President-elect, April 1996 - April 1997; Treasurer, April 1994 - April 1996; AMTE renamed one of its awards as the Nadine Bezuk Leadership and Service Award in January, 2011.

Co-founder, California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, November 2004; Immediate Past President, 2008 – 09; President, 2006 – 08; President-elect, 2004 – 06, Member, Advisory Board, 2010 - present.

Outstanding Classroom Mathematics Teacher at the Post-secondary level, Greater San Diego Mathematics Council, 1995.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Member, Mathematics Content Advisory Committee, December 2010 – present; Member, Teaching Mathematics Advisory Panel, March 2009 – September 2010.

Member, Nominations Committee, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2007 – 10.

Member, CSU Early Assessment Program Professional Development Committee for Mathematics, 2004 – 2009.

** Selected Grants History**

Funding from Qualcomm Incorporated for “Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics (ISAM)”, 2000 – 2010, $8,600,000.

Grant from the National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for "Springboard to Success" (Kathleen Fisher and Cheryl Mason, co-directors), September 2004 - August 2008, $494,000.

Funding from University of California Office of the President for “San Diego Mathematics Professional Development Institute” (Rafaela Santa Cruz and Nicholas Branca, co-directors), 2001 –2004, $420,000.

Funding from the California Department of Education for “San Diego Comprehensive Teacher Education Institute” (Mariam True, co-director), 1995 –1999, $240,000.

Grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Teacher Preparation and Enhancement for "San Diego Mathematics Enhancement Project" (Larry Sowder, co-director), 1991 - 1996, $1,100,000.

** Selected publications**

Cathcart, W. G., Pothier, Y. M., Vance, J. H., & Bezuk, N. S.
(2014). Learning mathematics in elementary and middle school: A
learner-centered approach (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

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.

Cathcart, W. G., Pothier, Y. M., Vance, J. H., & Bezuk, N. S. (2011). Learning mathematics in elementary and middle school: A learner-centered approach (5th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

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. (2006). Using children’s thinking in an elementary mathematics methods course: Issues related to teaching. In Proceedings of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, 343 – 346.

Bezuk, N. S., & Gawronski, J. D. (2003). Increasing content and pedagogical knowledge of practicing elementary teachers. In S. Dawson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). Honolulu, HI: PME, 1, 206.

Armstrong, B. E. & Bezuk, N. S. (1995). Multiplication and division of fractions: The search for meaning. In J. T. Sowder & B. P. Schappelle (Eds.), Providing a foundation for teaching mathematics in the middle grades (pp. 85 – 119). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Bezuk, N. S., Bohan, H., Clark, G., Kelleher, H., Shaw, J., & Thompson, C. (1995) Houghton Mifflin mathematics, grades K - 6. Contributing Author, Math to Go (parent involvement) component. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Bezuk, N. S., Holmes, F. A., & Sowder, L. K. (1994). Teachers and students learning together via after-school mathematics enrichment laboratories. In D. Aichele (Ed.), Professional development of teachers of mathematics (NCTM's 1994 yearbook), 200 - 203. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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. & Armstrong, B. E. (1993, January). Understanding division of fractions. Mathematics Teacher, 86 (1), 43 - 46, 56 - 60.

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.

Sowder, J. T., Bezuk, N. S., & Sowder, L. (1993). Using principles from cognitive psychology to guide rational number instruction for prospective teachers. In T. P. Carpenter, E. Fennema, & T. A. Romberg (Eds.), Rational numbers: An integration of research (pp. 239 – 259). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bezuk, N. S., & Cramer, K. (1989). Teaching about fractions: What, when, and how? In P. Trafton (Ed.): New directions for elementary school mathematics, NCTM's 1989 yearbook, 156-167. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

** Courses Taught**

TE 910A: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

TE 610A: Seminar Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

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