Voting Defining Moments
Investigation 1: Choosing classroom leaders and pets
1.4 Vote dog! Vote cat!
Scene 4: The same classroom…
‘Well class, trying two different ways of voting has made it hard for us to decide if our class pet should be a dog or a cat. As you know, each way of voting produced a different result. So let’s try again to make sure we get a final winner this time.
‘But before you vote, you have to register. When you register you’ll get a number — 1, 2 or 3. That’s your voting ticket. If you don’t have a ticket, you can’t vote.
‘So make sure you have a ticket now.’
‘OK class, you have all registered to vote. Before you vote, here are the rules:’ (Groans. ‘Not rules again!’)
‘Only those with number 1 can vote. The rest, the 2s and 3s, can’t vote.
‘I’ll watch how you vote.
‘Go ahead and vote for your choice.’ (‘What? That’s not fair.’ ‘Yay, I have a vote, I’m voting for a cat’.)
Number 1s vote, and cat wins.
What happened next?