Zig's Letter to Dennis Baron
Defending "The Pet Goat"
Following the lead of Michael Moore’s movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," Dennis Baron wrote a commentary (Sept. 8, 2004) for Education Week. In it, he referred to the scene in which President Bush was told about the assault on the Twin Towers. Baron belittled DI, suggesting that it had to be a stupid program and contending that the students were not learning significant skills.
I wrote a response that appeared in Education Week, Oct. 6, 2004. In the response, I pointed out why Baron's comments revealed that he was not very educationally literate.
Kindergarteners Showing Off Their Math Skills 1966 Uncut demonstration of at-risk children who were taught math by Zig Engelmann as four year olds and five year olds. The session was filmed in front of a class of college students in August with no rehearsal. Children work addition, subtraction, multiplication, division problems, basic algebra problems, fraction problems, area problems, factoring, and simple simultaneous equations.