An insight into VEDIC Mathematics

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to an ancient system of calculation that was “rediscovered” from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Indian mathematician Jagadguru Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaj (1884-1960) and published his findings in “Vedic Mathematics Book by Tirthaji Maharaj”. Veda is a Sanskrit word which means ‘Knowledge’.
Much of the mathematics contained within the Vedas is found in works called Vedangas of which there are six. Of the six Vedangas, those of particular significance are the Vedangas Jyotis and Kalpa (the fifth and sixth Vedangas).

Vedic Mathematics ….?
Vedic Mathematics is a collection of Techniques to solve mathematical arithmetics in an easy and faster way. Techniques are also called as Formulas or Sutras. It consists of 16 Sutras (Formulae) and 13 sub-sutras (Sub Formulae) which can be used for problems involved in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, conics. Perhaps the most striking feature of the Tirthaji system is its coherence.

Vedic maths is a calculation improvement program. Vedic Maths consists of higher arithmetics.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the Vedic system is its coherence. The whole system is beautifully interrelated and unified: the general multiplication method, for example, is easily reversed to allow one-line divisions, etc .And these are all easily understood. This unifying quality is very satisfying, it makes mathematics easy and enjoyable and encourages innovation. Vedic Mathematics manifests the coherent and unified structure of mathematics and the methods are complementary, direct, and easy.
The complement of a number, Vinculum Process, or Vinculum Numbers are the very basics of Vedic Mathematics. Vinculum Numbers is a concept used in Vedic Mathematics and are those numbers which have at least 1 digit which is negative (having bar over them). Also called as Bar Numbers.

What parents can do to help children with Vedic Maths?
Vedic Math is really a great section that is to be explored and taught to children. It enhances their calculation speed which improves their brain. If schools do not teach it, parents can do so. They can help their children in learning from websites, youtube videos in their free time.
It can start from age 4 onward and Vedic maths has got nothing to do with brain development. Vedic Mathematics is a compilation of tricks that help in solving mathematical calculations quite easily. From Class 6th onwards, one can start learning Vedic maths.

Benefits of VEDIC Mathematics
 Using regular mathematical steps, solving problems sometimes are complex and time-consuming. But using Vedic Mathematic’s General and Specific Techniques (applicable to all or specific sets of given data), numerical calculations can be done very fast.
 Eradicates fear of Math completely. So If your child is fully scared and worried about Maths, High-Speed Vedic Maths is a Fun-Filled way to do Math and arises interest in your child.
 Much Improved Academic Performance in School and Instant Results.
 Sharpens your mind, increases mental agility and intelligence.
 Increases your speed and accuracy. Become a Mental Calculator yourself.
 It improves memory and boosts self-confidence.
 Cultivates an Interest in you for numbers.
 Develops your left and right sides of your brain hence using intuition and innovation. It has been noted that Geniuses have been using the right side of the brain to achieve exceptional results.
 Easy to master and apply. It lessens the load of remembering a large amount of information because it requires you to learn tables up to 9 only. When compared to the conventional methods, it enables faster calculations.

VEDIC mathematics versus ABACUS
Apart from mental maths, abacus improves all the subjects.
Abacus is a brain development program and is based on a concept called visualization. Whereas, Vedic maths is a calculation improvement program.
Abacus covers 4 basic operators such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. While Vedic Maths consists of higher arithmetics.

Summing up :
Once the mind of the student develops an understanding of the system of mental mathematics it begins to work more closely with the numbers and becomes more creative. The students understand the numbers better. Vedic Mathematics is very flexible and creative and appeals to all groups of people. It is very easy to understand and practice.

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