Barry Garelick taught 7th and 8th grade math for ten years as a second career after retiring from the federal government where he worked in environmental protection. He majored in math at University of Michigan. He is the author of several books on math education, including his most recent, Out on Good Behavior: Teaching math while looking over your shoulder, published by John C att. He and his wife reside in the central coast area of C alifornia. J.R. Wilson has thirty plus years' experience working in public education as an elementary classroom teacher, middle and high school math teacher, state department of education curriculum consultant, regional educational service agency staff development coordinator, and elementary principal. As a team member he has been involved in writing science and math standards. He has served on the Executive C ommittee of a math advocacy group in Washington State called Where's the Math? He has participated in and coordinated reviews of the draft C ommon C ore Math Standards, and state standards. Even though retired now, J.R. continues to work on education issues along with other volunteer work. He and his wife are residents of the Pacific Northwest.