Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-1-2007

Abstract

Many mathematics instructors at the college level are looking for a curricular option that has the potential to serve a number of different constituencies. It could be to encourage more students to take math courses, or to give worthwhile options to students who need to take math but who are not ready for calculus (or its sequence). On the other hand, one may wish to add a new course for majors outside of the typical offerings, or even to prepare students for undergraduate research. The mathematics of voting and choice is ideally suited to meet all these needs in the collegiate math classroom. This paper presents options for the course and reasons why a course on math and voting is beneficial.

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