These students have the capacity to be far better than "OK" given the right support. However, without the right support there is a risk they can fall behind and lose confidence altogether.
At Kinetic Education, we offer year 8 maths tutoring for intermediate students, to help them reach their potential. We tailor our tutoring sessions to each individual student's needs. And we also assign homework from our Maths Wiz program to supplement the tutoring sessions.