Physical Activity and Its Effect on Academic Achievement on Third Grade Students

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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine if third grade students would achieve higher on a one hundred question multiplication quiz when they receive more physical activity. Students in the study received two minutes of cardiovascular physical activity each day before math class. The measurement tool was the pre-and post-test scores out of one hundred. This study was a quasi-experimental design. Results show that physical activity that students received did impact academic achievement. Future studies are recommended involving more accurate measurements of physical activity as well as a different means of measuring academic success.