Math Circle Meeting: October 15th, 2016

Agenda: Mathematics and the Presidential Election

Facilitated by: Kim Moore

Voting Methods

Mathematics and the Presidential Election Student Guide


Candy Simulation

  • Popular Vote

  • Representative Vote

  • Modified Electoral College

  • Electoral College

Which method do you think is the most fair?

Which is the best way to decide?

Can you think of a way to make the system even better?


Are the number of electoral votes allotted to each state directly proportional to the population of the state?

  • Run-off Methods


What is the smallest percent of popular vote you could win and still win the electoral vote?


Electoral College and Population Reference Sheet

Other Interesting Resources:


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