Will the Best Candidate Win?

May the best man win! Or will they? Analyze the statistics of different voting systems. Using two-way frequency tables and other diagrams, individuals run simulated elections to test their accuracy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Develop an interdisciplinary unit with the social studies department
  • Have pupils choose a preferred method for a student body election and justify their choice with calculations
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of the different voting systems

  • Provides questions to ask students as they complete the activity
  • Includes an answer key to each part of the lesson

  • None
Common Core