to Bishop Blanchet High School:
From the North: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after
Northgate) and turn left on Wallingford.
From the South: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Lake City
Way) and turn left on Wallingford.
The dinner is in Hagerty Hall, on the corner of 85th and Wallingford.
Fall Dinner - October 10, 2016
The social hour, dinner, and presentation are open to all, but we need
to have you pre-register so that we can order the right number of
meals. The cost for dinner is $15 for members or $20 for
non-members, payable at the door or by mail. If you prefer to
send in your payment in advance, the Dinner Registration and Membership
Form is contained in this linked Word Document
or this linked pdf.
Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment
Dr. Leslie Nielsen, Math Program
Manager, Puget Sound ESD
Many of us are avidly following one or more races in our current
election, but few of us question if elections are mathematically
“fair”. In this talk, Leslie will explore some mathematical
perspectives on voting and share some activities from her co-authored
1997 book. The activities can be used with students grades 6 through
12, at differing levels of mathematical complexity. Come help ponder
questions of mathematical fairness in elections. Leslie has been a math
teacher since 1983, working at the UW for 3 years in the Secondary
Teacher Ed program, in Issaquah for 7 years as a teacher followed by 8
years as the math specialist. She has also taught in Pennsylvania,
California, and Denmark. Is Democracy Fair was written while she lived
in Denmark – co-authored with Michael DeVilliers of South Africa and
Crystal Mills, their editor.
5:00 Social Hour
6:00 Buffet Dinner and Drawing for Pennewell Prize
7:00 Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment, Leslie