Hi My brother in law is a smart cookie, Cambridge educated engineer sort, not really a people person though. His daughter (13) privately educated is struggling in maths, really doesn't like it, doesn't want to succeed. She is keen to move down the sets. She is socially competent, and not as daft as she seems to want to be. Home ed sessions are not helping, my BiL has no clue how to proceed once he has broken something down to the intermediate steps and suggested that it is straightforward. I am equally ignorant. Is it possible that she is finding being clever an inconvenience? Is there a basic how to teach maths text that I could pick up on amazon? Are we missing something obvious? Cheers.