Math for Real: And the Winner Is. …

“when will I ever use this?”

Author: Vicki White
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Ways of scoring Academy Award winners, such as through a plurality-with-elimination vote count, are discussed and compared.

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Vicki White teaches algebra, geometry, and AP statistics at Strongsville High School in Strongsville, Ohio.

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