I just posted this in another group I'm in so figured I'd do it here too. :)
Months ago I read about an old arithmetic experiment of the 1930's, at http://www.ithaca.edu/compass/storyI-III.htm. It's a 3-part story. Part 2 outlines how Mr. Benezet thought math should be approached for grades 1-6. Basically, no formal instruction--no tables, memorization, worksheets, drills, etc. All narration, games, incidental encounters (like learning to recognize numbers up to 100 from looking at books, which honestly my 6yo is doing on his own), experiments, hands on fun, etc.
Has anyone ever seen this, used this, know about this, etc? I've NEVER seen it mentioned in CM circles, yet it seems so CM to me! It may not follow her exact Scope and Sequence but the ideas and methods are definitely inline. I'm excited to use it and have made my own Scope and Sequence chart so I don't forget my aims. :)
I highly encourage you to read it; the results of his experiments are astounding!