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Can Voting Ever Really Be “Fair”?

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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.