The Effects of Physical Activity on Third Grade Students and Academic Achievement in Mathematics
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ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this study was to determine if physical activity had an effect on 3rdgrade student’s academic performance in mathematics. The study was performed as a quasi-experimental study with a control and a treatment group. The control group did not receive any physical activity interventions, the treatment group received 1 minute of physical activity directly before mathematics instruction. Results showed that physical activity did not affect mathematical achievement. Future studies should include performing the study during months that would be less affected by weather and include more students in the sample.