Jim Flanders is a researcher at the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE) at the University of Chicago where his focus is on integrating technology into the mathematics curriculum. He is a contributing author of several University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) books including Everyday Mathematics; Transition Mathematics; Algebra; Advanced Algebra; and Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry. Prior to joining CEMSE he was a member of the Chicago Science Group helping develop the field testing of Science Companion and evaluating software for elementary school mathematics. He also wrote calculator software for the Core-Plus Mathematics Project, and was a consultant to the Everyday Learning Corporation and the Louisiana Systemic Initiative Project. Flanders has been an assistant professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at Western Michigan University where he had National Science Foundation support to develop a course for preservice mathematics teachers on integrating technology into secondary school mathematics. He has also been an instructor of mathematics at the Colorado College and an academic dean and mathematics department chair at The Colorado Springs School. He has a BA in mathematics from Colorado College and a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Chicago.