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Teaching Mathematics as Though Our Survival Mattered

Martin Walker

Summary

Mathematics plays a pivotal role in helping us understand "the current human condition." This attached article provides multiple examples and is useful as a supplemental reading. A variety of math problems could also be extracted for course use.

Learning Goals

Understand how math is integral to understanding our shared societal challenges.

Context for Use

This supplemental reading would be appropriate for any undergraduate math course to show the connections between math and our grand societal sustainability challenges.

Description and Teaching Materials

Teaching Mathematics as Though Our Survival Mattered (Acrobat (PDF) 2MB Mar16 13)




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