# Using Manipulatives to Solve Problems

To find the average height of our group we measured all of us with multilink cubes. I measured 85.

We snapped them together and stood them all in a line and made them all the same height.

They were all 79 cubes tall.

We had left overs that we did not use, but there were not enough cubes to put one on each of the stacks that represented each student.

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