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 of our free lessons. 

Making it to June

First, students need exciting content during this time of the year to get them to June. It can be a stressful time for students with AP exams, big school activities, spring sports, and more. The excitement for summer combined with these stressful milestones can often lead to students just ‘trying to get through’ with the last couple of weeks before school ends. How do we combat this? By making math a class that excites them and encourages them to use the mathematics they’ve been learning all year in an engaging and challenging way.

“It’s one of the few math classes that address real-world situations and problems,” said Seckoumar, a student in the course who is on the AP math track who used the FiCyle curriculum at New York City Museum School. “It makes you more aware of financial decisions you’ll have to make in the future and which ones can be helpful and harmful to your credit and your finances as you move forward.” Students enjoy FiCycle because it challenges them, and the novelty of a new approach will give students something to look forward to in the classroom. 

Preparing for next year’s instruction

Second, buying FiCycle now will give your teachers some time to feel comfortable with the curriculum. If you have been thinking of adding FiCycle to your math department, now is the perfect time for teachers to engage in professional development using our curriculum. One worry we have faced in implementing FiCycle is that teachers feel they have to become personal finance gurus to teach it to their students. However, the way we shape our curriculum, hanging personal finance on the math, means that teachers can easily plug and play our curriculum into their lesson plans with relative ease. For those worried about putting stress on their teachers to learn a curriculum, now is the perfect time to establish your relationship with us. We have your back. 

“I went to a professional development session right before our semester started. I got the workbook, and I sat around a table with Phil Dituri, FiCycle’s Director of Education, and a couple other teachers. We did problems and we talked about it. It was definitely a ‘hit the ground running’ kind of a semester, but it was a very successful pilot, based on the user-friendliness of the materials, as well as how interested the students were,” said high school math teacher Eva Hachikian concerning the transition of bringing in FiCycle. We are different from other curriculum writers because when you invest in us, we invest in you. Your teachers’ and students’ success is our paramount interest, and we will provide you with all the resources at our disposal to ensure that FiCycle changes your math education for the better. 

Free Lessons Make Learning FiCycle Risk-Free

Why is now a perfect time to try out the FiCycle math curriculum? Because it can have a massive impact on your students at this crucial time in their education, and any school or classroom can start today with the full course and associated resources for free. Learn how we can revolutionize your post-spring break plans and next year’s math curriculum today. Contact Us.