Students were instructed to assemble food baskets for donation. They had to determine how many baskets could be made using the given fruit, so that each basket contained the same number of each kind of fruit. The goal was to make as many identical baskets as possible, with no fruit leftover.
Each group of students chose to work through the problem differently, using different manipulatives. Some used linking cubes to represent the fruit and some used a white board and markers. It didn't matter what path different groups took, they all came to the same answers.