Financial Life Cycle
FiCycle is a high school course in financial mathematics. Students learn the essential concepts for managing their financial lives. They also learn the related mathematics in order to make fully informed decisions. Please click the following links for more information about our course.
Our mission at FiCycle is to improve the financial knowledge of young people across the United States by teaching them the financial applications of mathematics. We believe that knowledge of finance and knowledge of mathematics are mutually reinforcing, and together provide the tools needed to navigate complex financial decisions in today's world. We have created a high school course, 'Financial Life Cycle Mathematics,' that provides teachers with the materials to teach students the fundamentals of personal finance at the level of Algebra 2.
FiCycle is in its third year of use, with 20 high schools offering the course in the 2018-2019 school year. We have been attending national and state-sponsored math conferences to advocate that financial education should be embedded in math classes. We have presented at math and financial literacy conferences in Connecticut, Virginia, Washington DC, and New York.
FiCycle is now an approved high school math course in California though the University of California's a-g certification and we are working with an innovative high school in Pomona who launched the course this fall. We have also launched the course in schools in Alabama and Connecticut, and have continued to expand throughout New York.