Executive function skills include the ability to follow instructions to complete a task, stay focused despite distractions, and successfully switch between tasks. Research shows that EF supports problem-solving, which in turn supports the development of math skills. Moreover, both EF and math skills are linked to a wide range of important long-term academic outcomes. The DREME for Teachers project develops engaging preschool activities that simultaneously promote the development of children’s mathematical thinking and executive function skills throughout the school day, including center time and during transitions, like while lining up.

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