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Tossing Activity


Tossing a ball, beanbag, dice, or other small object activates physical focus in support of mental focus. A toss stimulates blood flow and activates several brain areas, which in turn increases energy levels and recall for learning.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this class plays a dice tossing activity to practice multiplication facts. Through this game, students build their math skills in an engaging manner.

  • Teachers can incorporate a tossing activity into various review lessons, such as practicing multiplication, fractions, and simple patterns. Combining movement and repetition allows learners to practice learned concepts in an engaging way, promoting Short-term and Long-term Memory formation.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Products can include a virtual or real-life tossing activity to encourage movement in a fun learning environment. Developers can allow learners to customize the object that is being tossed to include numbers or visuals that are more relevant to the content they are practicing.