Hundreds of species of animals around the world are losing their habitats and food supplies, are facing extinction, or have been hunted or otherwise negatively influenced by humans. Students learn about some of these animals and explore multiple solution strategies as they solve this month's problems. 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.
P. Reneé Hill-Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org, is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Mississippi. Her interests are in STEM education for elementary school children and preparing teachers for twenty-first-century classrooms.