X y Coordinate Plane


I’ve just started teaching Unit 3 to my 8th graders this year. My VP said that there’s confusion among the students when they get to 8th grade because they’re not differentiating between the CS use of 1 quadrant and the Math class use of all 4 quadrants.

Does anyone have a resource i.e. video that could clearly explain the difference?

Thank you in advance.


Check out this link to a video produced by Code.org: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlJq9mAXx1c

The video does a great job explaining the coordinate plane in CS and the position of a sprite.


Thank you Karen! Yes, I had seen this video. However, the math teachers in my building need to understand the difference between the math use and computer science use of the coordinates.

Fortunately a colleague found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0-Accdnfg
I think this video explains it better.