Zig's Teaching His 4-year-old Twins Sons--1963
In 1963, I was working in marketing. My wife was going to law school. We had three boys. Eric was the oldest, and the twins, Kurt and Owen were four. For about a half a year, I had been teaching the twins math. I made a film to document their performance. I hoped that I could use the film as a lever to get a job in education. It worked. Thank you, Kurt and Owen.
Check out the film.
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.