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Math a Fun

Vedic Mathematics - a gift given to this world by

the ancient sages of India. A system which is far

more simple and enjoyable than modern

mathematics. Research shows that the application

of Vedic mathematics makes use of both parts of

the brain. So versatile is this science that it

has been incorporated in the educational syllabi

of many countries worldwide.

Vedic Mathematics is a system of mental

calculation developed by Shri Bharati Krishna

Tirthaji which he claimed he had based on a lost

appendix of Atharvaveda, an ancient text of the

Indian teachings called Veda. In the Vedic

system 'difficult' problems or huge sums can

often be solved immediately by the Vedic method.

These striking and beautiful methods are just a

part of a complete system of mathematics which is

far more systematic than the modern 'system'.

Math a Fun is a basic course in Vedic Mathematic

- Benefits of Math a Fun
- Math-a-Fun helps students solve mathematical

problems about 15 times faster. - Aids intelligent guestimation (Knowing the answer

without solving the problem) - It reduces burden on the student as he/she has to

know tables upto five only. - Math-a-Fun reduces finger counting scratch work

improve mental calculation. - Improves concentration.
- Logical thinking process gets enhanced.

Advantage Math a Fun Math a Fun helps in speed

and accuracy in solving numerical, thereby

preparing School children to overcome the fear

of Maths and the teenagers to succeed in

competitive exams.

About Math a Fun Math a Fun covers Addition,

Subtraction, Division, Multiplication, Square,

Square Root, Cube Root. It is covered over 12

sessions of an hour each. Extensive practice

sessions through worksheets during the course to

help master the subject. Evaluation in the form

of mid session and end of session

test. Successful students will be certified by

ZILS. On Completion of the basic program the

student is eligible for the advanced level

program in Vedic Maths.

Advantages of Learning Vedic Mathematics By

learning Vedic Mathematics at various levels and

through different modules, a student can learn

practically all the different applications of

Mathematics. The information elaborated in the

tabular column given below, is self-explanatory.

Mathematic application Signs Basic

Course Advanced course Addition 3 Subtraction

- 3 Multiplication X 3 Division

3 Square x2 3 Square Root 3 Cube

Root 3 Algebra 5x 3 12 3 Geometry 3

Trigonometry 3 Calculus 3

All these applications are possible without the

use of any assisting device such as a calculator.

As against this in UCMAS, Arithmetic applications

are possible only with the help of a device

called an Abacus.

Solve problems using Math a Fun

To multiply 12 by 13 Take a base of 10 but in

this case we have to subtract 10 (base) from the

multiplicand, hence the preface should be

positive () to show that the numbers are greater

than the base. EXAMPLE 1 Put

number 12 and 13 as.. 12 2

X 13 3

15 / 6 The answer is

156. EXAMPLE 2 To multiply 12 by 17 ..

12 2

X 17 7

19/ 4

1

20 / 4 The answer is 204.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1. What is Vedic Mathematics? A1. Vedic

Mathematics is the name given to the ancient

system of Mathematics which was rediscovered from

the Vedas. Q2. Who discovered these Vedic

Methods and from where? A2. This ancient system

of Mathematics was rediscovered from the Vedas

between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krisna

Tirthaji. Q3. What is the most significant

feature of the Vedic Mathematics? A3. The most

striking feature of the Vedic system is its

coherence. Instead of a collection of unrelated

techniques the whole system is beautifully

interrelated and unified. These related

techniques are all easily understood. This

unifying quality is very fulfilling, and makes

mathematics easy and enjoyable and encourages

innovation. Q4. What is the single most basic

advantage of teaching Vedic Methods to

students? A4. In the Vedic system 'difficult'

problems or large, complicated sums can often be

solved immediately by using simple Vedic methods.

These striking methods are just a part of a

complete system of mathematics which is far more

systematic than the modern 'system'. Vedic

Mathematics has a coherent and unified structure

and the methods are complementary, direct and

easy. There are many advantages in using a

flexible, mental system. Students can invent

their own methods they are not limited to the

one 'correct' method. This leads to more

creativity.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q5. What kinds of Arithmetic problems find

application in Vedic Maths? A5. Interest in the

Vedic system is growing in education where

mathematics teachers are looking for something

better and finding the Vedic system is the

answer. Initially, students learn the Vedic

methods of doing Multiplication, Division,

finding Squares, Square Roots and Cube Roots.

Students who have learnt to apply Vedic Methods

in his / her day to day calculation for a minimum

duration of 90 days can be taught further

applications of Vedic Methods, such as

derivatives of the basic formulae and there

after its applications in Algebra, Geometry,

Trigonometry and Calculus. Yes, Vedic Methods

find applications, in all branches of

Mathematics. Q6. On what principles is Vedic

Maths based? A6. All of Vedic mathematics is

based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. For

example, 'Vertically and Crosswise is one of

these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the

mind naturally works and therefore help in

directing the student towards the appropriate

method of solving a problem. Q7. Does one need

to memorize numbers and other complicated

computations, in Vedic Maths? A7. There is no

need for students to memorize tables up to 20

times 20 or remember all the prime numbers up to

100, and such other facts. Vedic mathematics has

its own set of systematic and scientific

principles which when applied make the

computation very simple and easy.The simplicity

of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can

be carried out mentally.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q8. How relevant is Vedic Maths in the current

school curriculum? A8. By using Vedic methods

students comes to know the answer in few seconds.

They find the principles of the Vedic system

systematic, simple and methodical. Research is

being carried out in many areas including the

effects of learning Vedic Maths on children

developing new, powerful yet easy applications of

the Vedic Sutras in geometry, calculus, computing

etc. It is perhaps, the most refined and

efficient mathematical system possible. Q9. The

students have been used to learning a different

method of solving the arithmetic problems in

school. Wont the Vedic methods be confusing, if

they are taught to them? A9. No, absolutely not.

By using Vedic methods students will be able to

solve the problems promptly and will be able to

apply appropriate Vedic methods to solve

different problems. Once they have been able to

understand the application of the various

sutras or principles, they themselves will want

to apply them in their day to day work, as they

will find these methods simpler and faster as

compared to standard computation and problem

solving methods, in use currently. Q10. With

devices like calculators currently being used

widely, why should there be any need for learning

Vedic methods? A10. A calculator cannot think

for students. They must understand the basic

principles involved in the calculations. Some

times a person gets varied answers while using a

calculator. For example while solving a problem

like Two plus three times four equals..? By

using a calculator a student may get 20 as an

answer, others may get an answer of 14.

Therefore simple computational tools are not

enough. An understanding of the problem and the

correct application of a method are both very

essential.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q11. What are the advantages of applying Vedic

Maths technique as against using other methods/

tools such as the Abacus? A11. No doubt, Abacus

is a nice tool for teaching Mathematics that has

originated in China. However, there are certain

shortcomings. Firstly, students cannot learn it

without the use of an Abacus, an instrument which

contains beads. Secondly, it takes a long time to

learn its application for addition and

subtraction and thereafter using these

applications in Multiplication and Division. As

against this, a student can learn the basic

principles and methods of Vedic Mathematics, and

apply them in problems relating to Addition,

Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Square,

Square Root and Cube Root, in as little as 12

sessions. Besides, there is no dependency on

instruments such as the calculator or an abacus.

Q12. How does Vedic Mathematics help a student

in the present scenario? A12. Many times when a

student secures less marks in Mathematic, and is

ask the reason for it, he / she says I could not

complete the paper in time or I could complete

the paper, but could not get enough time to

correct my mistakes. By using Vedic methods

students can complete their work in a shorter

period of time. Q13. If students use Vedic

methods they will finish their work quickly and

wont have anything to do. Will they not get

bored? A13. Students who use these methods and

complete their work in less time can utilize the

remaining time to check their work for possible

mistakes. They can correct their mistakes and get

more marks.