Ch 7: The Mathematics of Voting Lesson Plans

The Mathematics of Voting chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom how mathematics factor in the voting process. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the mathematics of voting chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Ballots and schedules Linear ballot, preference ballots, preference schedule, transitive properties of a voter's preference, and the connection between candidate elimination and relative preferences
Tuesday Methods in elections: Part I The plurality method, majority rule, majority criterion, plurality candidate, majority candidate, Condorcet criterion, the borda count method, and the advantages and disadvantages to these methods
Wednesday Methods in elections: Part II The plurality-with-elimination method, the monotonicity criterion, the pairwise comparison method, the independence-of-irrelevant-alternatives criterion, steps for methodology implementation, and related formulas
Thursday Ranking Candidates Extended vs. recursive ranking methods
Friday Arrow's Impossibility Theorem Pareto efficiency, no dictators, and independence of irrelevant alternatives

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Mathematics of Voting Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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