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Tossing Activity


Tossing a ball, beanbag, 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 elementary school integrates bean bag toss math games to stimulate brain/body connections for math learning. Through movement and hands-on activities, students are highly engaged, build their math skills, and develop a love for math.

  • Teachers can incorporate a tossing activity into various review lessons, such as practicing Counting and simple Operations. 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.