Whew. We have had great success so far, other than math. Math will always be a bump in the road, unless a miracle happens. And miracles do happen, so I could be wrong about "always". I watched the secondary math demo video at the Math-U-See website, and yes. Definitely. There is potential for a miracle to take place. But since we are not using MUS, it won't be today. I found two more very good resources here and here. The circle of letters (A-L-G-E-B-R-A) up there makes me think of my synesthetic kids!
Back in the Dark Ages, when I began to think about homeschooling, I decided we would NOT use ACE. ACE is too classroom-ish. Workbooks. Read and answer the questions. It looked toooo easy. Unchallenging, even insulting. And boring!!! ...But never say never. In the past twelve years I have tried everything else I could afford, except for just going to the library and inventing my own curriculum. So, where are we this year? Mostly with ACE! I still don't like it a lot, but there are things to like about it. One biggie is that my kids like it! Another biggie is that the curriculum acknowledges and honors God across all subject matter. I do like that. It remains to be seen whether the girls will still like it after a month or two.
Since this is homeschooling, that means the mother is learning, too. :D