Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) math curriculum
ACE has taken the conventional textbook and divided it into 12 workbooks per grade, called PACEs. A.C.E. math is therefore workbook-based and mastery-based, expecting children to learn concepts to mastery. A lot of the pages have Bible verses.
Prices: $30-40 per grade level, for all 12 workbooks
Reviews of ACE PACES math curriculum
Your situation: A former home schooling pupil.
Why you liked/didn't like the curriculum: I can agree on the math evaluation that other commentators have given of A.C.E avoid at all costs. Khan Academy has a very good well explained math program.
I enjoyed A.C.E as a child and was a bright student .... however my mother saw that I was lagging behind on my maths paces and so forbade me from doing any of schooling / paces until I had caught up to the same pace level ... and if I would get the answer wrong she would go nope, and make me feel like an idiot ... go back and do it again ... no guidance whatsoever ... until I gave up and started going to the local library to do "ma book learnin"
Suffice to say that I did not leave "school" with any qualifications at all but due to my own perseverance I have had some success at passing tertiary education .
Though to this day I feel like I have major holes within my education.
If you wish to homeschool your child, personal involvement is key and if you either don't have the patience or tolerance for schooling your child, I would recommend any of the private or state funded schools where people's salaries depend on their teaching your child adequately.
Review left November 1, 2014
Your situation: I graduated from an ACE school and I have taught children with ACE in every subject.
Why you liked/didn't like the curriculum: I love the directions that is inside every PACE, even math.
Any other helpful hints: If you think that things are explained well then asked other parents whose kids are in public schools, private schools or K12 how is their math. The reason why I say that is because I am currently tutoring children from those curricula using PACE's to help them learn.
Review left October 20, 2014
Time: 9 years|
Your situation: I totally agree with the commenter below. We LOVE A.C.E. for all other subjects, but their Math curriculum is HORRIBLE. I have cried and cried tonight, trying to figure out how to explain this 8th grade math to my son. Actually, we have both been in tears. She is so right...they do NOT explain it well at all, and the worst part is that they do not include the way to solve the problems in the Score Key!!! I contacted them about it, and they said other parents have complained, so why don't they change this??
Why you liked/didn't like the curriculum: There are errors in their Math score keys, so you never know if you are looking at the right answer or not. Can you imagine how frustrating this is? The worst part is that they do not have a teacher's guide to show you HOW they came up with the answers.
Any other helpful hints: As I said, we absolutely LOVE A.C.E. for all other subjects except for Math, but if I were you, I would steer clear of their Math products.
Review left October 15, 2014
Time: 5 years|
Your situation: Homeschooling mom of one. Working on Pre-algebra and Pre-geometry.
Why you liked/didn't like the book:
From what I can tell almost all homeschool math programs have the same problem..... a huge gap in explaining things thoroughly. Paces are pathetic for more advanced math concepts. They show you once and then want you to start right in on harder problems that they gave no example of. I do not recommend them for math. I do like the paces for other subjects, but for math it is totally inadequate.
Any other helpful hints:
Be prepared to teach your children how to do all the math.
Review left November 22, 2010