Using Mathematics to Elect the U.S. President

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The often misunderstood Electoral College is based on the simple, yet powerful, mathematical idea of proportional reasoning.

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Alexis Stevens, stevenal@jmu.edu, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She loves helping her students love mathematics as much as she does.

John Stevens, jstevens@rockingham.k12.va.us, teaches high school mathematics at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, Virginia. He enjoys helping his students see connections between mathematics and other disciplines.

(Corresponding author is Stevens stevenal@jmu.edu)(Corresponding author is Stevens jstevens@rockingham.k12.va.us)
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