Teach students how the xy-coordinate system works before having them use motion blocks in Scratch so they don’t get confused by positive and negative numbers.

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  • Understanding the coordinate plane in mathematics helps students understand the coordinate plane in Scratch.
    • In Scratch, the origin is at the center of the screen just as it is in the xy-plane.
  • Proficiency with the coordinate system eases the use of motion blocks in Scratch.
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