Math Games: Battleship Numberline and My BrainPOP

Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during the Battleship Numberline math game! MyBrainPOP is available to BrainPOP Educators with 24/7 district- or school-wide subscriptions, and is easy for you to sign your students up. Check out our My BrainPOP FAQs for more info.

The snapshot tool allows students to capture significant moments in their gameplay 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 Snapshot Tool will appear below any games that offer this capability.

During gameplay, students can click on the Snapshot tool up to 5 times per game. A thumbnail is generated and stored on the bottom left of the screen.  At any point in the game, students can click on their snapshot(s) and type a caption or response to a prompt, and save or submit it to your teacher’s account where you can view their data.

Keep in mind that students can take a snapshot during the game and then add the captions later. You may want to provide this alternative to avoid interrupting the flow of game play.  You can use the [game name] snapshots to facilitate discussion around game play and strategies, or have students submit the snapshots to you for assessment or accountability.

You can use any or all the following SnapThought prompts during Battleship Numberline game play:

1. Take a snapshot and describe one strategy you used in this level.

2. Take a snapshot and explain what information a player needs to know before trying this portion of the game.

3. Take a snapshot and write a series of equivalent fractions or decimals.

4. Take before and after snapshots and write the strategy you used for estimating.

5. Take a snapshot at the end of a level to capture the total number of stars and document the progress you make as you play multiple times.  What factors do you think contributed to your improvement?