Education Technology

A Timely Look at the Mathematics Behind the Electoral College

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central time
Technology: TI-84 Plus CE, TI-Nspire™ CX technology
Presenter: Tom Reardon

What is the least amount of states a presidential candidate can win and still be victorious through the Electoral College? What is the least percent of the popular vote a candidate can receive and still win the Electoral College? Is the Electoral College outdated or necessary?

Investigate these questions, and several others, with appropriate data. Obtain activities to capture your students’ interest using either TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ technology. Get background information and data on the Electoral College and the effects of gerrymandering. Help your students become informed citizens through the power of mathematics. This webinar is relevant for math educators teaching grades eight through college in an in-person or virtual environment.