Cynthia J. Carter teaches mathematics to sixth and eighth grade classes that complete algebra 1 and study significant parts of geometry and algebra 2 by the end of eighth grade. She also teaches seventh grade classes that have historically struggled and are just beginning the transition to algebra. She holds an A.B. in a triple major in mathematics, economics, and urban studies from Brandeis University, and an A.M. and a.b.d. in psychology and social relations from Harvard University. Cindy has co-authored other books in mathematics and education, and has also worked as an econometrician, a mathematics teacher coach, and a mother of four wonderful boys.