Author Biography

Dr. Liza Bondurant is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Secondary Mathematics Education Program Coordinator at Delta State University. She is also the President of the Mississippi Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Dr. Bondurant teaches content and pedagogy classes and her research focuses on the beliefs, practices, and tools that contribute to mathematics teacher effectiveness as well as large-scale data analysis. http://www.deltastate.edu/contact/cope-liza/


In this article the author shares a self-study investigation into how the quality of talk and opportunities to participate are distributed across individual students based on race and gender in her college math class. Readers will learn how to conduct a similar investigation in their classroom. A discussion of ways to use the information gathered from equitable mathematics classroom discourse investigations will follow.