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    Hi, looking for some assistance with math for my daughter. We did Beast Academy for quite a while, maybe 2 years of it, and she was eventually worn out by it. She's good at math, but doesn't love it, so it took a lot of time. She liked Life of Fred, but the concepts didn't stick. She did not like Math Mammoth's layout, and she's vetoed Saxon after seeing a friend's Saxon book. She has almost finished Dolciani pre-algebra, so we're going to get the last chapter done this month, but she wasn't thrilled with it. Perhaps because a lot was too easy review of Beast Academy, so she flew through it and then the new parts were slow going. Her older brother is half way through Jacobs Algebra, and she doesn't like the look of it.
    She's a very visual learner. I'm looking for something like Beast Academy, but maybe a little easier? Where she doesn't need to spend so much time? AoPS sounds more intense. I'm looking for something for a good, but not gifted, learner.
    Ideas?
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    I'd do Jacob's Algebra. Dolciani is a really solid pre-algebra. She'll be very prepared. All the Jacobs books are a little creative, a little outside the box. They all are a nice balance between easy and challenging. As in, he often starts with deceptively easy problems and leads into harder ones.
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    Math for 7th grader?
    Im using a run of the mill high school algebra textbook. (I actually got isbn from Inmom for older pre-commoncore nonsense text.... was cheap, too!)
    I looked at a whole lot of algebra books, and havent loved any of them, but this generic text has worked fine so far.AoPS was too texty, intense as you said, I wasnt even going to present it to DS, although he is intuitive at math.
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