Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. In this issue, explore mathematics and problem solving with creepy crawlies (spiders, insects, or worms) from around the world.
Gina Gresham, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a national consultant for Response to Intervention (RtI) in Mathematics and a mathematics educator and educational psychologist at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She is interested in mathematics anxiety, the psychology of mathematics, and mathematics teacher efficacy.