Free FiCycle Lessons For Teachers
FiCycle’s free lessons cover a range of timely topics, from stock market trends to the difference between wealth and cash. Teachers can use the materials for standalone classroom sessions that introduce learners to the intersection between math and finance, or in combination with the FiCycle Math curriculum to enhance students’ understanding of core concepts. View the lessons below and download your favorites to try today!
CYF Modules: Calculate Your Future
Teach students about their financial life cycle and the basics of personal finance, while only using the most basic mathematics required to successfully navigate their financial life. Any middle/high school teacher from any subject can use these lessons to incorporate some basic financial education into their course.
Wealth Not Cash
Understanding financial well-being in terms of wealth, rather than simply cash, is a foundational concept for all students to master. This lesson introduces learners to the concept and challenges them to use appropriate accounting equations in multiple contexts in order to deepen their understanding.
A FiCycle Analysis of GameStop
In January 2021, GameStop (Ticker symbol: GME) went on a spectacular, unexpected stock market run, with an increase of over 1700% per share. This lesson puts aside the shock factor, as we “do the math” to take a deeper look at the stock’s value to a long-term investor.
Logarithms and FiCycle LOGs
FiCycle LOGs are a manipulative designed to help with instruction on exponents and logarithms. By using a ‘constructivist’ approach to teaching logarithms, FiCycle LOGs allow students to explore and discover the properties of logarithms in the physical world before explicitly linking them to exponents. Access these materials to teach various properties of logarithms, change of base formula, solving equations using logarithms, and more.
Compound Interest and Your Financial Cycle
Why do we borrow money for certain financial goals, such as college education, and invest it for others, such as retirement? This lesson answers these questions and puts students in position to apply exponents in rich modeling activities, rather simply plugging in numbers into the compounding formula. A detailed lesson plan and slides, a complete set of worksheets, and a project-based final assessment are all included.
Wealthy Relations and Net Worth
FiCycle has worked with the Council for Economic Education (CEE) to create lessons geared for students from 6th-8th grade, which can be found on the CEE website in two parts. In this math lesson, students will use net income and net worth equations to learn about wealth and equality.
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