Classroom Activity

Initiative Description:  Physical Activity Integration Program for Mathematics through the EASY Minds program (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds). Teachers from the intervention group were taught to embed movement-based learning in their students’ (n = 142) daily mathematics program in 3 lessons per week for 6 weeks.

Study results: The use of the EASY Minds program resulted in significant increases in MVPA and on-task student behavior.

Reference: Riley, N., Lubans, D. R., Holmes, K., & Morgan, P. J. (2016). Findings from the EASY minds cluster randomized controlled trial: Evaluation of a physical activity integration program for mathematics in primary schools. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(2), 198-206.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good