Pedal power is helping kids pay attention and learn more math at a North Carolina middle school, reports BBC News.
Bethany Lambeth’s students had trouble sitting still. She put 10 bike pedals under desks and let them try to burn off energy quietly during lessons.
Students said it improved their focus.
“They were able to recall a lot more of what I was saying and because they participated more they understood more and they did better in tests.”
As a result she says their test grades demonstrably improved from when the pedals were introduced in April compared to earlier in the school year.
The school hopes to buy bike pedals for more classrooms.