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Vedic Maths for NGO’S

The low quality of education in much of the developing world is no secret. Just like a normal child struggles with his mathematics in an urban environment, the child in a village struggles more because of the low quality of maths education given in a rural setting. According to Pratham, in 2012 46.5% of children in Grade 5 had failed to do simple two digit subtractions. Now this is where the Vedic Maths System of Mental Arithmetic can help. There is indeed a dire need for this right at the grass-root level.

We have partnered and would like to partner with NGO’s and Schools who teach the under-privileged. We would be happy to partner with your NGO or School and take vedic maths to your students. They need it the most.

We pledge to contribute to provide our services for teacher and student training in Vedic Mathematics to such schools. We pledge our materials consisting of various books and DVDs also for the up-liftment of the students in Mathematics. You can feel free to contact us at gtekriwal@vedicmathsindia.org if you would like to take this training for the benefit of the under-privileged.

The Vedic Maths India Mobile App is LIVE

It gives us immense pleasure to launch the Official Vedic Maths India App today for the Android Market on the Google Play Store.
The Vedic Maths India App consists of 10 chapters conceptually divided and beautifully presented in a clean and simple user interface, this app makes Vedic Maths the way it should be – easy to understand and fun to solve.

Here are some Features of the Vedic Maths India app:-

1) True Learning of Vedic Math Sutras

— First see a high quality VIDEO for a particular Vedic Math topic
– If you’re too busy or just want to revise, browse through the SLIDES.
– Now do PRACTICE questions.
– Finally appear for a TEST.

2) Compete with Yourself

— The more you practice, the more badges you earn. The more badges you earn, the faster you become at math calculations.
– See your progress.
– Earn STARS and flaunt it among your friends.

3) Evaluate Yourself

— See your REPORTS and earn badges to become a PRO.

Vedic Math app can be extremely useful in daily Math calculations and competitive exams like CAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT, PSAT, MCAT, etc.

This Mobile app has been developed in association with the young and dynamic team of Information Works.We would like to thank Deep Shah, Ashish Chowdhary, Harshal Bhakta and Sumit Bachketi for their tiring efforts to build this app.
We soon expect this app to be launched for the Apple market as well.


Shakuntala Devi Remembered


“The photograph shows her concentrating on working out the twenty-third root of the number on the blackboard which contains 201 digits. It took her 50 seconds to solve.The problem was set by students at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In order to check her answer they had to consult a UNIVAC 1108 at the national bureau of standards in Washington DC. It took the computer a full minute to confirm that her answer was correct. But the computer needed 13000 instructions before it started on the problem.”


Shakuntala Devi November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013


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The first I ever heard of Shakuntala Devi was a long time ago, when I stumbled across her book Figuring: The Joy of Numbers in the WH Smith’s bookstore in Birmingham, W Mids. Dad had business in Brum, and we all came along for the day.
When I came along with the book, Mum was scared that it was some sort of black magic text. It wasn’t – quite the opposite, in fact – and the book never left my bookshelves and relocated with me wherever I went.
Figuring: The Joy of Numbers became one of the most useful and helpful books I have ever had. It turned what could have become a fear of mathematics into a love of mathematics, and Figuring: The Joy of Numbers helped me to ace university and, later, work. Catalysed by the book and inspired by further experience, I learned to be familiar and comfortable with numbers, calculation, mental arithmetic and mathematics thanks to Shakuntala Devi’s early influence in my life.
I just heard of her death today, and I share the great sadness all of India must feel. A great and beautiful mind is no more, and the world is diminshed for the passing of a woman whom I have long held with the highest esteem.

We will miss you Mathematical Genius Shakuntala Devi

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Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, nicknamed as “human computer” for her ability to make complex mental calculations, died at a hospital in Bangalore on Sunday 21st April 2013 following respiratory problems.
She was one of my biggest inspirations and her encouraging words to me boosted my morale so much that I became interested in the field of Mathematics. Today India has lost a living legend and an icon. 
The Vedic Maths Forum India will miss her motherly figure her guidance and her love. May your soul rest in peace.
She found a place in the Guiness Book of World Record for her outstanding ability and wrote numerous books like Fun with Numbers, Astrology for You, Puzzles to Puzzle You, and Mathablity. She had the ability to tell the day of the week of any given date in the last century in a jiffy.

Coming from a humble family, Ms. Shakuntala Devi’s father was a circus performer who did trapeze, tightrope and cannonball shows.

It was while she was playing cards with her father at the tender age of three that he found his daughter’s calculation abilities. It turned out that she beat him not by sleight of hand, but by memorising the cards.

At the age of six, she demonstrated her calculation skills in her first major public performance at the University of Mysore and two years later, she again proved herself successful as a child prodigy at Annamalai University.

However, despite apprehensions in some quarters, Ms. Devi did not lose her calculating ability when she turned adult like other prodigies such as Truman Henry Safford.

In 1977, Ms. Devi extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number mentally.

On June 18, 1980 she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She answered the question in 28 seconds.

Vedic Maths Luminaries

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Tirthaji Maharaja (1884 – 1960)

His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja is the father of Vedic Mathematics. He was a gifted person and had done his Masters in seven subjects including Mathematics.

He compiled and authored the monumental work ‘Vedic Mathematics’ which is the foundation for all Vedic Maths work across the globe.We owe deeply to Tirthaji for helping the world with Vedic Maths so that it helps children shed the Math phobia and make math fun and interesting.

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His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Nishchalananda Saraswati who is the current Shankaracharya of Puri is carrying forward the tradition of Vedic Mathematics after Tirthaji.

He is an eminent mathematician and a scholar and has authored over seven books in the field of Vedic Mathematics.

It’s his vision that the world learn and understand Vedic Mathematics and it be promoted globally for the benefit of mankind.

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Shakuntala Devi (1929-2013)

She adds a 16-digit number with another one and multiplies the result with an equal array of numbers almost instantaneously, finds the cube root of the resultant and pops up with an answer in just about the time taken for a wink.

Humanly not possible as even to ask the question would, in its shortest possibility, take a minute. Rated as one in 58 million for her stupendous mathematical feats by one of the fastest super-computers ever invented – – the Univac-1108 –Shakuntala Devi is a genius par excellence.

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Gaurav Tekriwal

Gaurav Tekriwal is the founder President of The Vedic Maths Forum India. Gaurav has extensively traveled the world in his endeavor to promote High Speed Vedic Maths from South Africa to Dubai, from Thailand to Oman among other countries.

Gaurav’s communication abilities and the knowledge of the subject have made him an invited guest speaker at prominent schools, colleges and universities across the globe.

 

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Shri V.G.Unkalkar

Vishwanath Govind Unkalkar is the author of the Bestseller book ‘Magical World of Vedic Mathematics’ and has done significant research on Vedic Mathematics. He regularly trains students on the topic and travels between the United States and India to promote the cause of Vedic Mathematics.

We love him due to his humbleness and down to earth approach when teaching the subject.

 

 

 

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Prof.P.K.Srivathsa

Prof. P.K.Srivathsa from the Indian Institute of Science has been promoting the cause of Vedic Mathematics in the academic circles over the last twenty years.Prof. Srivathsa’s knowledge and oratory skills makes him a very sought after speaker in various national and international conferences.

His research deals with combining Vedic Maths and Information Technology and would be soon releasing his four part voluminous work on the subject.

FAQ’s on Vedic Maths

1.Why do many students suffer from Maths phobia?

That’s because Maths is so perfect. 2+2 has to be 4 and not 5 or 6. That’s what scares the students. In other subjects like English you don’t have to be so perfect.

The second reason for it is lack of good teachers. Teachers through constant corporal punishments and memory based learning scare of the child from a junior class itself. Later on this very fear becomes a phobia which leads to the student dropping Mathematics in Higher classes.Also there are lot of mis-understood words in Maths which are not properly defined and thus creates a fear. Words like say Quadratics, Simultaneous, Algebra etc there meanings are not clear and hence leads to Math Phobia.

2. What is meant by Vedic Maths? Is it basically a form of mental calculation which is supposed to speed up some arithmetic calculations? Is it true that Vedic Maths decreases the fact load of the subject (eg: one can learn tables till 9 only if he’s well-versed in Vedic Maths instead)?

Vedic Mathematics has been founded by Jagadguru Swami Bharti Krishna Teerthaji Maharaja who was the Sankaracharya of Puri. He in his book ‘Vedic Mathematics’ claims that the formulae have been derived from the Parisista of the Atharva Veda which is the Branch of Veda dealing with Engineering and Mathematics. And Hence the term “Vedic” for the subject.

Vedic Mathematics equips us with mental one-line formulae which speeds up calculation by more than 10-15 times. It is a much more systematic, coherent and unified system than the conventional mathematical system. It is a mental tool for calculation that encourages the development and use of intuition and innovation, while giving the student a lot of flexibility, fun and satisfaction.

One can learn Vedic Mathematics from an early age and basic knowledge of multiplication table (though not compulsory) helps a student to better grasp the subject. The time which the student spends in calculation is greatly reduced and therefore the load and pressure of the subject comes down significantly. Through this a supposedly difficult calculation like 998 x 997 which normally takes a person anywhere between a minute or two to solve can be solved in less than five seconds flat.

3. Some critics feel that ‘arithmetic as is speeded up by application of the sutras can be performed on a computer or calculator anyway, making their knowledge rather irrelevant in the modern world’. What do you have to say to that? Do you think high school students should be allowed to use calculators?

If that be the case why have Mathematics classes in schools. There should be no classes on Mathematics and also the load on the student will be decreased. The student should only be equipped with the calculator and all of math’s problems could be solved on that.

According to a study conducted some years ago by a university in the United States , the constant use of calculators for more than twenty years by person atrophies his brain significantly. We have all met shopkeepers who use calculators to determine what 10+5 is. Don’t you find it silly?

Our Brain is a muscle. Just like the body needs exercise the brain needs it too. Through Vedic mathematics you use both the parts of your brain- the left and the right hence keeping you mentally agile even in your old age when the brain functions less.

Moreover I would like to add that some calculators are even prone to errors. Try this on your calculator 2+3 x 4 and get an answer. If your calculator shows 20 and not 14 your answer is incorrect. J Any Guesses Why?

4. How does Vedic Maths help to improve concentration?

When you use Vedic Maths you use both your left and the right brain hemisphere. The left side of the brain is the seat of language and processes in a logical and sequential order. The right side is more visual and processes intuitively, holistically, and randomly which boosts memory and concentration.

Since you are doing calculations mentally without the use of pen or paper you are actually concentrating which develops the concentration abilities.

5. Please give a few examples of the use of Vedic Maths in mathematical operations? Can Vedic Maths benefit both school students and those in the university? Also how is the knowledge of Vedic Maths beneficial to students of competitive exams (it’s said that it makes it possible for a student to know the answer without actually solving the problem)? I heard that it’s also very helpful to professionals like software developers? Who else can benefit by Vedic Maths?

I have attached a brochure for an example on Vedic Mathematical operation.

Students, Competitive exam aspirants, Engineers, Professionals, Teachers, Executives, Parents and even Businessmen can benefit from Vedic Mathematics.

It can simultaneously benefit students studying in class 3 to those preparing for their post graduate studies in the university. And to top it up they can sit together and learn it. This is so because simple sutras (word formulas) of Vedic Maths are unknown to both and since it is simple both of them with a big age difference can grasp it together.

Vedic Maths is helpful to software developers as it helps them to do their coding and programming as it is more scientific than the normal system of mathematics.

6. I heard that Vedic Maths concepts are used by NASA scientists too. May it please be possible for you to give me more info on that?

A shloka in Vedic Maths helps to work out the value of pi by 10 to the 32nd place. It is this kind of accuracy which makes it specially useful in the field of space technology and artificial intelligence. In fact, it is used at NASA, American Space Research Centre, by Dr Rick Briggs, a computer scientist who heads the Vedic Maths cell.

They are being used in the area of Micro processing also. Software companies like IBM, Microsoft have made it compulsory for their specialized staff to learn this system.

7. Can Vedic Maths be used to facilitate the students of higher classes to remember complicated Maths formulae?

Yes. Concepts such as Quadratic Equations, Simultaneous Equations, Trigonometry, Even Calculus has been made simple and easier in Vedic Mathematics.

8. How does knowledge in Vedic Math help a student to minimize careless mistakes?

In Vedic Mathematics, the mental one-line formulas are such that it has an inbuilt system of series of checks. The student can’t go wrong. Failure is not an option in Vedic Mathematics. Hence Vedic Mathematics helps to boost the confidence of the student as success leads to success and this brings out the true potential of the student .

9. From which class can the basics of Vedic Maths be taught?

The basics of Vedic Mathematics can be taught from Standard 3 ( 7 years) onwards.
For little higher concepts on Vedic Maths we recommend students to be from Standard VIII (14 years) onwards where a whole range of systems can be taught.

10. Are there educational tools / props / games available exemplifying the use of Vedic Maths?

There are lot of books for all age groups and DVDs available to a student to learn the system.

11. How can Vedic Math be made popular? If a student wants to learn Vedic Maths which institutes can he contact?

Vedic Mathematics is being mde popular by workshops and by providing part-time courses in association with different institutions. Also books, websites and the interest from the student community have helped to make it more popular.

If a student wants to learn High Speed Vedic Mathematics he can contact:-

The Vedic Maths Forum ( India )
167/N Rash Behari Avenue,
Jasoda Bhawan , 2 nd Floor
Kolkata- 700 019
West Bengal ( India )
Phone: 098305-32264
gtekriwal@gmail.com
The Vedic Maths Forum ( India ) conducts workshops across the country. They promote the concepts of High Speed Vedic Mathematics and are taking it to the next generation. They are the only platform which offer a complete certified course and a ten hour dvd on the subject. So far over seven thousand students across India have been trained in the 6-day Workshops which they conduct and thousands continue to be trained every day.

Video: The Magic of Vedic Math TEDYouth@New York

We are proud to be featuring the talk The Magic of Vedic Math TEDYouth@New York today. This video released 1 day ago and has over 30,000 views.

We would like to thank the entire TED Team for making this possible.We hope that you share the video so that more and more students benefit out of it! Thankyou :)