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Pachnowski, Lynne M. & Saliga, Linda M. (2020). Can Voting Ever Really Be “Fair”?. In S. Kohli (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/can-voting-ever-really-be-fair

Can Voting Ever Really Be “Fair”?

Math Circles:
What is “fair” when voting? In this session, the participants apply and analyze several established methods for determining the “voice” of the majority. They will discover these methods through an inquiry-based experience in a deep problem, and join an ongoing discussion that has gone on for hundreds of years about what is considered “fair voting.” This session is also suitable for a high school student math circle or classroom.

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This activity was featured in the MTCircular edition from 2018, take a look at it here.

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Ellenberg, Jordan. How Not to be Wrong. The Penguin Press, 2014. Book