Math PK-2

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Attention is the ability to focus on what is important and ignore extra stimuli. Attention helps students become better problem-solvers by allowing them to focus on and thoughtfully practice their developing math skills.

Main Ideas

Sustained Attention, the ability to maintain focus, is an important component for math success because it can help students attend to classroom instruction.

Selective Attention is being able to select and focus on relevant information while filtering out other information.

  • Visual Selective Attention is the ability to focus on relevant information in a cluttered scene. Evidence suggests this is an important skill for early numeracy, including Non-Symbolic Number processing.

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