The AV referendum – FREE Maths activity to download!

The Alternative Vote referendum will soon be upon us…  

Exciting for some, dull for others – and a rich source of Maths questions for GCSE classes. 

Download our very own alternative Alternative Vote referendum.  It’s a role play allowing your class to mock up their own referendum, learn about the two different voting systems, and explore the maths behind them.  It’s also a bit of fun and we guarantee it will bring a smile to your students’ faces.

It's about policy not personality... Click to download AV referendum Maths activity.

Here are the Teacher Notes to accompany it…

Click to download Teacher Notes.

The Maths includes percentages, representing data and bias.  The last two topics often perform badly in exams, so don’t lose this opportunity to set your students down the right path!

We’ve also prepared a worksheet and ballot papers for your class. 

Oh, and please tell us how the alternative AV referendum plays out in class?  Which candidate wins under AV?  Which under FPTP?

  1. Mrs R Britton
    May 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Thank you for this, which we used today. In fact “Mad 4 it” won in both ballots. In FPTP with 45% and in AV with 52% (only 1 vote between the two remaining parties.)

    • domholdsworth
      May 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks for letting us know. We were convinced that Master Yoga would wipe the floor… Clearly, Mad 4 It’s policy on chicken nuggets was decisive (to say nothing about his views on student tuition fees?!)

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