Fear not, arithmophobes! There’s a new math kid on the block, and she’s got swag. I recently attended an information event about FiCycle, a non-profit that is looking to re-imagine secondary math curricula by focusing on financial literacy. It was quite impressive. They have mapped a hands-on and engaging curriculum that focuses on the stories of real people to discrete math standards across subdomains. The result is an impressive–and FREE–curriculum that might very well help young people learn math in real-world contexts.
Next, I’d love to see that curriculum converted into an online course–and mobile-ready at that. Learn more on their website.