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Chapter 6

BAND OUT FOR FUN

INTRODUCTION

Your school band is going to be performing in a number of Canadian cities. While they are visiting these different cities they would like to go to the theatre to see a concert or a play.

 

TASK

Organize a trip to the theatre for the band. Choose a show for them to see and suggest possible seating arrangements. After creating at least 3 seating arrangements, choose the seating arrangement you think is best for the band and give your reasons why. Here is some information you need to make the arrangements.

•  The travelling band has 60 people in it.

•  The band wants to sits in rows and columns.

•  Each row must have the same number of band members.

•  You cannot have rows with more than 10 band members.

•  The entire group does not have to sit together.

THE PROCESS

  1. Explore the following websites. Look at the different lists of shows and choose one that you think would be interesting for the band to see.

    The Imperial Theatre

    The Astor Theatre

    Theatre and Company
  2. Choose the seating plan that matches the theatre you have chosen. Print the plan.

    The Imperial Theatre Seating Plan

    The Astor Theatre Seating Plan

    Theatre and Company Seating Plan
  3. Take a look at your seating plan. Use the seats to create at least 3 arrays to fit the band members into the audience. Don't forget the information in the Task section! If the theatre you have chosen has many seating areas, you can focus on 1 or 2 areas.

  4. Write the fact family for each of your arrays.

  5. Choose the seating arrangement you think would be best for the band. Explain why you chose it in your own words. Using math language, explain how the fact family or families describe it.  
 

RESOURCES

Websites:

The Imperial Theatre

The Astor Theatre

Theatre and Company

The Imperial Theatre Seating Plan

The Astor Theatre Seating Plan

Theatre and Company Seating Plan

Materials:

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TASK CHECKLIST

 

Did you find at least 3 suitable seating arrangements?

 

Did you organize your work so it is easy to follow?

 

Did you explain your thinking?

 

Did you use math language?

 

 

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