Yong Colen and Channa Navaratna, faculty members in the Mathematics Department, along with Jung Colen, a graduate of the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education program, published “Power Indices and U.S. Presidential Elections” in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, *Mathematics Teacher*.

The 2000 presidential election provides an ideal backdrop to introduce the electoral voting system, the weighted voting system, and the Banzhaf and the Shapley-Shubik Power Indices. (Lloyd Shapley is the 2012 corecipient of the Nobel Prize for economics.) Through investigating these concepts, the authors show students how to solve authentic, real-world problems and value the utility of mathematics.