Is the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote?

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The winner of the Presidential Popular vote (November 8, 2016) is not always the same as the winner of the Electoral College vote (January 6, 2017). In this activity students ponder how that could happen ... with data.

electoral-college-compare2016.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

electoral-college-compare2016.docx     electoral-college-compare-solutions2016.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, HSF, HSS.ID.A


We have 3 more Presidential election activities.

  • How much will you make when you are President? - The President's salary does not change from year to year.  With the Consumer Price Index (CPI) students consider what the President's salaries are actually worth in today's dollars.  They predict their own salary if they were to become president.  6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4
  • Electoral College versus the Popular vote - Students work on the relative size of each state's Electoral College vote numbers and how they are derived.  6.EE, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSG.MG.A, MP.4
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