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October 2012, Volume 106, Issue 3

 FEATURES What If? How Apportionment Methods Choose Our PresidentsMichael J. CaulfieldThe U.S. presidential election of 2000 would have had a different outcome if a different apportionment method had been used. Second Look:Voting and the Election Power Indices and U.S. Presidential ElectionsYong S. Colen, Channa Navaratna, Jung Colen, and Jinho KimThe 2000 presidential election provides an ideal backdrop for introducing the electoral voting system, weighted voting, and the Banzhaf and Shapley-Shubik Power Indices. Teaching Absolute Value Meaningfully- FREE PREVIEW!Angela WadeWalking to class is an easy context for learning about absolute value and connecting rate, time, and distance. Teaching Absolute Value Meaningfully: Activity Sheet for Further Exploration Decennial Redistricting: Rich Mathematics in ContextLaurie H. Rubel, Michael Driskill, and Lawrence M. LesserRedistricting can provide a real-world application for use in a wide range of mathematics classrooms. A Question Library for Classroom VotingKelly Cline, Jean McGivney-Burelle, Holly ZulloVoting in the classroom can engage students and promote discussion. All you need is a good set of questions.

 Departments Reader ReflectionsReader Reflections - October 2012 Media ClipsMedia Clips: How Many People Can Fit on the National Mall?//Zombie Attack Mathematical LensMathematical Lens: Mathematics in the London Eye Calendar ProblemsCalendar and Solutions - November 2012 The Backpage: My Favorite LessonThe Back Page: My Favorite Lesson: Aunt Sally’s Code for Exponents and Logarithms Activities (for students)Activities for Students: Calendar Analysis: Blue Moons Technology/Technology TipsTechnology Tips: Exploring Polar Curves with GeoGebra Delving DeeperDelving Deeper: Areas within Areas For Your Information/Products/PublicationsFor Your Information - October 2012