5 Election activities

popwinnerloseselecvoteIs the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote?  The winner of the Presidential Popular vote (November 3, 2020) is not always the same as the winner of the Electoral College vote (January 6, 2020). In this activity students ponder how that could happen ... with data. 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, HSF, HSS.ID.A

Is the system of having an Electoral College fair? - Students consider how districting can effect the Electoral college vote.  6.RP, 7.RP

270towinElectoral 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, MP4

95% Confidence poll meaning - We've seen a lot of polls in relation to the upcoming Presidential election.  What does margin of error, standard deviation, and 95% confidence actually mean. 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2,HSS.IC.A.1, HSS.IC.B.3, HSS.IC.B.4, HSS.ID.A.4

forpresient2036How 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


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