Explain what counts as CS to help students realize that they are learning CS.

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Students might not realize that what they are doing counts as programming. This might be particularly true if the programming environment looks like a game. Explain how what they’re doing relates to professional programming so that the activity can build their confidence in their ability to do CS.

Example: "I had to solve a similar problem last week!"

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