There are Eight Mathematical Practices
This is a brief explanation of the first one. I will be talking about all of them.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
We need to first, understand the problem. This means to read and try to figure out what the problem is asking. I started playing this toy blaster game on my phone recently because one of my kids suggested it. One thing I noticed was I can go through and match all the colors and not meet the objective. I had to look at what my objective was and go for those items. If I just matched colors, I would not necessarily meet the objective.