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Elections and Voting

Borda Count Method  |  Plurality Voting  |  Pairwise Comparisons  |  Approval Voting  |  Career Connections  |  More Math Concepts

voters This month's activities contain more than meets the "aye"—explore different voting methods and investigate questions of fairness and validity.

In Activity 1, students work with an example of a preferential method called the Borda Count.

In Activity 2, students explore two more preferential methods, Plurality Voting and Plurality Voting with Elimination.

In Activity 3, students examine a fourth preferential method, Pairwise Comparisons.

Finally, in Activity 4, students work with examples of approval voting.