Article improvement

This article looks like it could use a lot of improvement. I've made some edits, but some more changes should still be made.

  • The sentence "Scratch uses a different direction system than what is often taught in most schools." There is no citation for this and doesn't have much to clarify the actually differences between Scratch's direction system and what is taught "in most schools." After all, different schools in different countries probably teach different subjects. Also, how is the Scratch direction system different than those of other programming languages?
  • The tables - are they really needed? I think the image explains everything quite well. If somebody really wanted, they could probably change the image so instead of -90, it showed -90 and 270, and instead of 180, it would show 180 and -180. But I'm not sure if that's necessary or not.
  • The math and "conversions". Maybe a script would be okay, but most of the equations/expressions used like "Finally, (n>360) degrees are reduced to (n mod 360)°." seem quite unnecessary.

What are your thoughts? How can this article be improved in order to be simpler and easier to understand?
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 23:16, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

well addressing the first point like degrees are 0 to 360 that is in the definition of a degree which is taught in schools. the programming language comment is like sort of relevant but most programming languages use radians so uh yeah
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 23:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Lucario, I agree with a couple of your points. I was skeptical myself about the "schools" one, but I only removed the bit about "public schools". I think the tables are useful to someone just starting out. It doesn't take up too much space, and they are useful. Finally, I just threw in that last conversion there, but I can find a better wording. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 01:12, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
The section looks better now, but I think the tables still take up a bit more space than is really necessary. Perhaps we could combine the tables like this?
Degrees Direction
-360, 0, 360 Up
-270, 90 Right
-180, 180 Down
-90, 270 Left
What do you think?
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 03:03, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Looks fine to me.
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 03:05, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:40, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

The example of Scratch cats pointing in every direction uses the 2.0 Scratch Cat when it should use the 3.0 Scratch Cat
PATSATDAT (talk | contribs) 09:48, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

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