A. Yes, the kids will need to know degrees in Scratch. There is a turn right by x degrees, and a turn left by x degrees command in Scratch. If they turn in either direction 90 degrees, this will complete these turns.
A.No there is not a list of Scratch commands with which the students should be familiar, per a previous question:
- “For Section C of the event, students will be expected to solve a movement-based task. They will be asked to navigate a sprite around a provided background using appropriate language constructs from Scratch. The event will not require multiple sprites and students will not be required to sense proximity to obstacles programmatically. We’re looking for basic familiarity with Scratch, not complex code.”
A. For the Computing Basics section, we will not intentionally provide an example with an ambiguous function such as an iPad being both input and output.
A. For the Computing Basics section, we will identify the hardware or software using names and/or pictures as appropriate to the question.
A. The background will be 2 dimensional
Q. Is there a preferred or required method of movement that they should use to maneuver the sprite or of controlling the speed of the movement?
A. Students should use the appropriate language constructs in Scratch to maneuver the sprite.