Vedic Maths

Why Vedic Math?

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Even with the best of calculators and computers, children can't do basic maths in today’s world.

  • Currently in the UK, 17 million adults have the mathematics capabilities of an 11 year old or younger. Source: The Telegraph, UK.
  • In India in 2012, 46.5% of children in Class V could not solve a two-digit subtraction problem without seeking help. Source: The Pratham Report.
  • As of 2013 globally maths skills are on a decline as per the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study).

About Vedic Math

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the Vedic system is its coherence. Instead of a hotchpotch of unrelated techniques the whole system is beautifully interrelated and unified, it makes mathematics easy and enjoyable and encourages innovation.

In the Vedic system 'difficult' problems or huge sums can often be solved immediately by the Vedic method. The simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down). There are many advantages in using a flexible, mental system. Pupils can invent their own methods; they are not limited to the one 'correct' method. This leads to more creative, interested and intelligent pupils.

Nine Features of Vedic Maths

  •   Coherence
  •   Flexibility
  •   Mental, improves memory
  •   Promotes creativity
  •   Appeals to everyone
  •   Increases mental agility
  •   Efficient and fast
  •   Easy, fun
  •   Methods apply in algebra

Vedic Math is perhaps the most refined and efficient mathematical system possible.

Benefits of Vedic Maths

  •   Vedic Mathematics is more than 10-15 times or over 1500% times faster than the normal mathematics.
  •   The Vedic Maths methods becomes very useful for competitive exam aspirants who appear for examinations like SAT, GMAT, CAT, Banking, Engineering etc.
  •   It reduces the burden of remembering large amount of stuff because it requires you to learn tables upto 9 only.
  •   It enables faster calculations when compared to the conventional method. Thus, the time that gets saved in the process can be used to answer more questions.
  •   It acts as a tool for reducing finger counting and scratch work.
  •   It plays an important role in increasing concentration, Visualization as well as improving confidence.
  •   It is very simple, direct, totally unconventional, original and straight forward.
  •   It encourages mental calculations.
  •   It enables us to see links and continuity between different branches of maths.
  •   Vedic Maths system also gives us a set of checking procedures for independent cross-checking of whatever we do.
  •   It keeps the mind alert and because of the element of choice and flexibility.
  •   Holistic development of the human brain takes place through Vedic Maths along with multi-dimensional thinking.
  •   More and more use of Vedic maths can, without any doubt, generate interest in a subject that is generally dreaded by children.