Influence of participation in a cup-stacking unit on timing tasks

Melanie A. Hart, Lori A. Smith, Ann DeChant

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Cup stacking is a relatively new activity which has been promoted at conferences for physical educators as having many direct and indirect benefits, such as improved quickness. This study examined the influence of a cup-stacking instructional unit on reaction and anticipation times of 69 children in Grades 2 and 4. Within each grade participants were assigned to an experimental or a control group. The former received a 3-wk. instructional unit following the lesson plans provided by the promoters of cup stacking. The control groups received a standard physical education curriculum. Analysis indicated no significant differences in reaction and anticipation times between the groups before and after practicing the instructional unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-876
Number of pages8
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2005


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