Entries by The FiCycle Team

Building Community and Financial Literacy

Building and strengthening the community is central to the mission of the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y), New York. Helping young people learn skills and deepen knowledge in areas that will prepare them for the future is an essential piece of that work. FiCycle has partnered with the organization to bring financial […]

Celebrating Financial Literacy Month: Catching up with Erik Scott

As we celebrate Financial Literacy Month this April, we are revisiting one of the teachers from our Q&A interview series last year who continues to experience success with the FiCycle curriculum. We checked in with Erik Scott, a math teacher at Cache High School in Oklahoma. Erik teaches Statistics and Pre-Calculus to 11th and 12th […]

Increase Student Engagement as Summer Break Nears

As the fourth quarter approaches, all teachers know the difficulty of keeping students’ attention after spring break. Testing out personal finance math before full use next year can address this issue. As teachers look towards curriculum planning during the summer and students’ attention wanes, right now might be the perfect time to try out one […]

Balancing the Equation: Combining Math and Finance for High School

With financial education courses becoming more commonplace across the country, schools and teachers see the need for a financial math class in their school curriculum. However, educators are now finding that what they once used for financial literacy in their schools no longer fits their needs. On our trip to New Orleans for the NCTM […]

New Year, New Look

If you’ve visited our website prior to 2022, you’ve likely noticed a change in our logo and colors. We’re thrilled to share more information about this shift in our identity, where we have come from and how we got to where we are today. Since our conception, the main themes of our work have never […]

Q&A: Teacher Courtney Epps on Changing How Students Look at Mathematics

In our Q&A interview series, we have the opportunity to hear from high school math teachers across the U.S. whose students are experiencing success with the FiCycle curriculum. You’ll hear real success stories and classroom-level insights on the ways in which integrated mathematics and personal finance opens students’ minds to new ways of thinking, and […]