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3 Reasons to try FiCycle today:

  • It’s interest-bearing math for all ― Students and teachers increase their engagement with math content through our relevant, timely lessons.
  • You can take it to the bank (without breaking the bank) ― Research has proven that integration between math and personal finance enhances knowledge in both domains and makes it last. And with a variety of free lessons to choose from, you can get started today!
  • It’s an investment in your students’ futures ― By gaining invaluable knowledge of personal finance along with the math skills to use that knowledge effectively, students are positioned for success in understanding and managing their financial life cycle.

Try one of our free classroom lessons today. Please visit our Free Lessons for Teachers Page.

What We Offer:

We offer a full set of curriculum materials, teacher professional development, and ongoing teacher support. We also have collaborations with a number of mathematics and finance focused organizations.

  • Materials include Unit Plans, Student Workbooks, Quizzes, Spreadsheet Worksheets, Math Worksheets, Classroom Activities and Unit Projects
  • We offer teachers two days of professional development prior to the start of the school year, and ongoing support throughout the year
  • Collaborations include MoMath, Math for America, Council for Economic Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Metropolitan College of New York.

Teacher Support

We hold professional development sessions for all first time FiCycle teachers in the summer to introduce them to the materials and make sure they are comfortable with Units 1-3. We also offer sessions before the start of the spring semester to help teachers with Units 4, 5 and the alternate units if they choose to incorporate them. We are available via email throughout the year and are happy to set up phone calls for any questions that may arise. We also hold informal events for our teachers to meet and share ideas about teaching the course.

For information on how the FiCycle course would fit in your school, please visit our For School Leaders Page.

How you can incorporate the FiCycle course into your math sequence.

The course can be used in a variety of different ways depending on your school’s math sequence. In general, our schools use it as a math class for juniors or seniors, though it may fit in differently at each school. Here are a few ways we have seen it being used:

  • year-long course for juniors and seniors who have completed Algebra and some Advanced Algebra who need an additional math course
  • year-long course for students who have only completed basic Algebra and they will learn Algebra II as they work through our course
  • half-year course made up of approximately three FiCycle units combined with trigonometry or other math class for the other half year
  • elective course for students who have completed Algebra II/Pre-Calculus and choose to take the class out of personal interest

Here are some of the ways our course has been used in math sequences.

  Freshman Sophomore
Sequence 1 Math 1 Math 2
Sequence 2 Algebra 1 Geometry
Sequence 3 Algebra 1 Geometry
Sequence 4 Algebra 1 Algebra 1
Sequence 5 Geometry Algebra 2/Trig
  Junior Senior
Sequence 1 Math 3 FiCycle
Sequence 2 Algebra 2/ Trig FiCycle
Sequence 3 FiCycle Trig/Statistics
Sequence 4 Geometry FiCycle
Sequence 5 Pre-Calculus Calculus

Alignment with Standards

The course is aligned with both the Common Core State Standards and the Jump Start Standards for personal finance.

Alignment with Common Core S.S.
Algebra Functions Statistics & Probability
S-CP.1; S-CP.2;
S-CP.3; S-CP.4;
S-CP.5; S-CP.6;
S-CP.7; S-CP.8;
S-CP.9; S-MD.1;
S-MD.2; S-MD.3;
S-MD.4; S-MD.5;
S-MD.6; S-MD.7;
S-IC.1; S-IC.2;
S-IC.3; S-IC.4;
S-IC.5; S-IC.6;
S-IC.7; S-IC.8;
Alignment with Jump Start Standards
Spending & Saving* 1, 2, 3, 4
Credit & Debt* 1, 2, 3
Employment & Income* 1, 2, 3
Investing* 1, 2, 3
Risk Management & Insurance* 1, 2, 3
Financial Decision Making 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
*Please Note: FiCycle covers all standards in this strand.

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