Zig's 4-year-old Twins Show Off Math Skills--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.




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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.

Watercolors by Zig

Oregon coast, south of Coos Bay

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