BAND OUT FOR FUN
The Web Quest activity for Chapter 6 asks your child to complete a task
involving arrays. The premise is that the school band will be attending
an evening at the theatre.
Your child must pick a show for them to see and explore different seating
arrangement possibilities. Before you begin the web-based part of the
task discuss with your child what they might expect if they were to go
to the theatre or reflect on any past theatrical experiences they may
- Have your child explore the following theatre company websites and
have them pick an appropriate show for the band to see*.
*It is recommended that you double-check these websites prior to your
child reading them to ensure that the play description contents are
appropriate reading material.
- Pick the appropriate seating plan from the following websites and
Imperial Theatre Seating Plan
Astor Theatre Seating Plan
and Company Seating Plan
- Work together to establish possible seating arrangements. Consult
the Student's page for the criteria. To establish seating arrangements
your child will be creating arrays. An array is objects arranged in
the shape of a rectangle. Focus on seating sections that meet these
- For each array complete a fact family.
- Have your child pick the seating arrangement that he or she thinks
will best suit the school band. Your child should present the reason(s)
for his or her choice and explain how the fact family or families describes
Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary:
factor, product, quotient, array and fact family.