Levels Used: Intermediate, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta
Dates Used: 2000-2004, 2007-2009
Likes: The explanations of concepts are easy to understand and they build slowly enough in complexity to allow comprehension to take place. My son used ACE in a private school for a couple years. He said Math-U-See is easier to understand.
It gives lots of review for concepts that should have been learned before in the curriculum. The old version (Intermediate) didn't have enough subtraction for my son, but the Delta book (focus is on division) provided enough subtraction practice that he got it. I had been trying to improve his subtraction for two years when he was in the private school.
This curriculum is organized differently than most - each book focuses on a particular major concept (i.e. multiplication, division, fractions, and percents & decimals). They also add in other side concepts such as area, perimeter, metric to make sure everything the child needs to learn is covered. There is plenty of review for even the side concepts.
All levels provide practice with word problems in every lesson.
Dislikes: It seems difficult to switch to other curriculum prior to Pre-Algebra without worrying that some concepts would be missed because of the way it is organized compared to other curriculum.
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