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The Mapmakers

We had a few visitors at Math Circle today, so we started with a collective recap of our voting scenario from last week. Kids immediately started suggesting still more voting/counting methods. I reminded them that the question is whether there is a system for voting that is fair. I briefly told them about Borda Counts, which count votes in such a way.

Some kids were getting distractingly physical with some of the math manipulatives on the table, so we engaged in an attention- focusing activity: the Bobble-Head doll.