MATH 17 – Unit 1

Welcome to Unit 1: Elections and Voting.

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Math Bio

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 30 by 12 noon

Send me an email with the subject line “MATH 17: Bio” and tell me about your background and experiences (good or bad) in mathematics in the past.

Homework 1

Due: Friday, Sep. 1 by 12 noon

  • Read this article about Instant Runoff Voting in Burlington, Vermont.
  • While reading, answer the questions in the Reading Guide for HW1 and submit your answers on Blackboard

Homework 2

Due: Friday, Sep. 8 by 12 noon

Extra content

  • These two videos (Video 1 and Video 2) on elections are excellent, the first in particular is a good review of what we’ve done so far. The second gets into some pretty advanced mathematics, but talks about some material from the end of Unit 1.