International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Effects Of A Math-Integrated Afterschool Physical Activity Program: A Case Study


This case study aims to evaluate the impact of an afterschool physical activity (PA) program integrated with mathematics on elementary school students’ Body Mass Index (BMI), fitness levels, and comprehension of geometry concepts–a recommended strategy for preventing child obesity. Utilizing descriptive statistics and t-tests, the study analyzes pre- and post-geometry assessments and FITNESSGRAM® assessments. Despite no significant weight change, the findings reveal improved cognitive understanding of geometry concepts and enhanced fitness levels. This research contributes valuable evidence supporting the positive effects of integrating PA into math learning environments, particularly benefiting low socioeconomic status (SES) and underrepresented children, addressing the decline in both physical activity and math performance during childhood.