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    #231734 06/14/16 09:32 PM
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    DD11 just finished a class that covered 6th, 7th, and half of 8th grade math in one year. The teacher recommended that kids do a review of the material over the summer because he has seen many of his students struggle the next year (even his A students). What would be a good online program to use over the summer to go back over 7th and 8th grade math? We are looking for something she can do just a couple hours per week. DD will be working with a mathy cool high schooler so she isn't protesting!! Hallelujah!

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    I am not sure what was covered in those classes but AoPS Alcumus is a great program for learning and review.


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    Khan Academy?

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    I was thinking about Khan Academy. The teacher recommended IXL, but I have read that kids get frustrated with the program because they get so close to moving on to the next level, answer one wrong, then are shot back down. Khan isn't so exciting, but it aligns with Common Core. DD11 needs a brief overview of the the math topics addressed this year, and it might do the trick. DD12 wanted to take an in person AoPS class, but it's at night during swim team. She expressed interest in the Alcumus program. She loved her last AoPS class.


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    AOPS is of course the gold standard if you want a deep grasp of the subject. However, there is no 7th or 8th grade math per se. It starts with Pre-Algebra.

    I am also not sure what 7th and 8th grade math include these days. At our school, the top third take Algebra in 7th and at least another third take Algebra in 8th while the bottom third take a course that at least introduces some Algebra topics in 8th.

    If you are looking for some superficial coverage of standard topics, ALEKS may be a good bet. It is very cheap/flexible (low monthly charge) and provides Common Core versions as well as skill mastery required for each state. I can't vouch for their 7th and 8th grade math but DS completed Pre-Algebra independently over the course of a few weeks five years ago to verify that acceleration to Pre-Algebra would be warranted. In ALEKS, you go from 6th grade math to either 7th grade math or Pre-Algebra. You don't really need a tutor for ALEKS, particularly for older kids (DS was a couple of years younger than your DD at the time).


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