Have your students signed up for individual accounts? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to explore the Unit Rates sim!

SnapThought allows students to capture meaningful moments in their game play with opportunities for brief written reflection. To use the tool, start by making sure students are logged into My BrainPOP with their own individual accounts. Once students are logged in, the SnapThought tool will appear below any games or sims that offer this capability.

During game play, students can click the SnapThought tool up to five times. A thumbnail, or “snapshot” is generated and stored on the bottom left of the screen.  At any point in the game, students can click their snapshot(s), type a brief reflection, which may be a response to an open-ended prompt, and save or submit to the teacher’s account for you to review and respond to.

You can use the SnapThought tool to facilitate discussion around game play and strategies, or have students submit their snapshots to you for assessment or accountability. Here are a few ideas and prompts for using the SnapThought tool with the Unit Rate sim.

  • Take a snapshot of two tracks with the same length. Determine two different rates such that the cars reach the finish line at the same time. How do these rates compare to one another?
  • Take a snapshot of two tracks with different lengths. Find two rates such that the cars reach the finish line at the same time. How would you change the rates so that the car on the shorter track finished in half the time?
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