I had to really concentrate or focus for a long time before I was able to figure out what 999,999 times 1,239,743 was. Since I didn’t have a calculator, I had to write out all the numbers in many columns to solve this and truly concentrate or think hard so that I didn’t make a mistake. After concentrating or directing all of my attention towards this hard problem, I finally solved it—but only after a great deal of energetic thinking. I sure hope that I don’t have to concentrate or center my thinking on another huge math problem tomorrow because my brain is tired!
Quiz: What are you doing if you are concentrating on something?
- You are spending only a small amount of time on it because it doesn’t require much focus on your part.
- You are thinking very hard about it and not much about anything else.
- You are trying to ignore it since it would require way too much thought from you.