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Math Classes with Dan Essex

Geometry Intensive - 5days a week for 3 weeks:

Mon-Fri 7/11/22 - 7/29/22 from 3:45-5:45pm


Math Fundamentals - Pre-Algebra/Algebra: 


This course is designed to help students master the fundamentals of Algebra. To do this, we will drill real number operations to strengthen ability with multiplication tables, fractions, decimals, negative integers, square roots, cube roots, squares, and cubes. Next, we will work to understand the definitions and operations associated with algebraic expressions and formulas and polynomials. Applying PEMDAS, the distributive property, combining like terms, and more, will allow students to simplify expressions and solve equations, and creating equations from word problems and identifying equations in real world scenarios will generate proficiency with the topics.

With a better grasp of math fundamentals, students will be better equipped to learn, understand, and commit to memory most concepts taught in Algebra 2 and higher classes.


Below are the topics that will be covered:

-Operations with real numbers

-Squares, cubes, square roots, cube roots

-Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

-Applying Rules of Exponents

-Solving Linear and Nonlinear Equations

-Graphing Linear and Nonlinear Equations

Geometry Intensive 


This program is designed for students whose schools allow them to test out of Geometry over the summer and progress to Algebra 2 in the fall. Of course, any students who simply want to strengthen their Geometry skills are also welcome. The following topics will be covered over the course of three weeks: 


Chapter 1: Tools of Geometry

Chapter 2: Reasoning and Proof

Chapter 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Chapter 4: Congruent Triangles

Chapter 5: Relationships Within Triangles

Chapter 6: Quadrilaterals

Chapter 7: Similarity

Chapter 8: Right Triangles and Trigonometry

Chapter 9: Transformations

Chapter 10: Area

Chapter 11: Surface Area and Volume

Chapter 12: Circles


Using the Prentice Hall Mathematics Textbook, students will learn and apply the definitions, theorems, and postulates required by the Pennsylvania school curriculum. The in person course will contain 30 hours of sessions (2 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3 weeks), and 30 hours of homework.

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