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
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.
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.
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.