# Teaching Mathematics as Though Our Survival Mattered

#### 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.