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05
SEP
2017

We’re launching an online STEM Club!

My Fun Science is launching an amazing new STEM Club! Mission: The Future [  ]  is open to students in grades 7-12 [  ]  is designed with homeschoolers in mind [  ]  embraces a Biblical worldview [  ]  is packed with fun activities, games, prizes, and more! [  ]  features two live, hour-long online meetings per month [  ] is a chance to connect with guest speakers and specialists [  ] offers monthly missions designed to build STEM conne
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12
AUG
2017

What are your goals? Also, Tutoring!

What will your student learn this fall? To discern the difference between a reasonable argument and fake news? To see a disagreement as an opportunity to understand a topic more fully? To notice the real messages communicated in advertising? To recognize, and diffuse, personal manipulation? What would you be willing to pay? Out of all of my classes, Informal Logic is the one that yields the most “delayed” feedback. Of course
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20
JUL
2017

Economics, Informal Logic, and You

Informal Logic and Economics classes Just. Got. Better. Is your life amazingly predictable? Do you always get it right the first time? Can you see clearly into the future? If you answered “No!” to these three questions, then we’ve got a lot in common! This past spring I launched my upcoming Informal Logic and Economics classes through Empower Leaders. Their leadership team, camps, mission trips, and mentoring is top notch… but some of t
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10
JUN
2017

Next Year’s Classes… and how they’ll shine!

Next year’s classes will be even better! Some of you are all set for your classes next year… and some of you are still deciding. Either way, I thought I’d share some of the ways next year’s classes will be changing. In the best possible ways! In addition to the changes below, I will be implementing some (optional, non-magical) gameplay elements across my math classes. If your student is a highly-motivated self-st
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13
APR
2017

Fall Platforms… Finalized!

Economics & Informal Logic I am so excited to announce that, beginning this fall, I will be teaching Informal Logic & Economics with Empower! I am honored to join this amazing group of mentors, who focus on practical application and empowering the next generation of Christian Leaders. (Also, their super-great deals will be extended through the end of April… Huzzah!) Economics – Wednesdays 1-2:30pm – Using BJU&#
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06
APR
2017

Mrs. Barnosky’s Teaching Pre-Calculus!

~ Pre-Calculus ~ I am so excited to be teaching Pre-Calculus at My Fun Science next year! “. . . Pre-Calc isn’t about forced word problems— it’s about real, hands-on application across amazing content areas. We will build a solid foundation for practical STEM applications, mathematical thought, and college-level study as we explore topics from Trigonometry, Polynomials, and Radical Equations to Conic Sections, Statistics, and Calc
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01
APR
2017

Coupon and Clarification

Oops! A Clarification : ) Have you ever sent and email and then thought “Hmmm… What was I missing?” while starting off into space? Yesterday’s email wasn’t super-clear: My decision not to teach with Bright Ideas Press only affects next year’s classes. This semester, and the summer, is being 100% independently taught and will not be affected at all. I’m so sorry for inadvertently causing any conc
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31
MAR
2017

Hard Choices… But Right Ones

My not-so-bright idea : ( [Note: This is solely in reference to 2017-2018 school year enrollments. This semester will not be at all affected by this change.] This morning I terminated my Independent Contractor agreement with Bright Ideas Press. I know that this is sudden and inconvenient, and I will do my level best to make things right with you. The teachers at Bright Ideas Press are amazing… but, in the end, it just wasn’t
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20
MAR
2017

Bits, Bobs, and the First Day of Spring

Registration Updates <   >  We are almost, but not quite, at the minimum registration numbers for both summer classes: Economics and Informal Logic. Sign up today! <   >  After much soul-searching, I have decided to drop Consumer Math from my course offerings for 2017-2018. While I do have a passion for teaching students to apply mathematics in their everyday lives, I have been unable to find a curriculum that accomplishes t
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