Indians with their rich heritage and intellectual insights have contributed a lot to the world since time immemorial. It has led the world with its major contribution to the realm of science. One such wonderful and almost magical contribution is the concept of Vedic Mathematics. The concept has it’s origin in ancient India, present in the religious books of Vedas, which was discovered by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). It is said that the science of maths is based on 16 sixteen sutras also known as word formulas, these methods or formulas are based on how our mind works while solving day to day problems, thus they provide a very simplistic yet very effective approach to do complex calculations in Mathematics.
The most powerful yet modest aspect of Vedic Maths is the coherence. Anybody trying to grasp Vedic Maths will sooner or later realize that it inter relates different concept of maths into one holistic view. You could be learning a new method to multiply two four digit numbers and with a slight modification you could also divide the two to get a quotient.
Children these days dread Maths, to most of them it comes as a monster visiting them every day at school in form of regular lectures or worse in form of tests!
Imagine asking you to derive the product of 324 and 475 with a condition that you need to do the same without the help of a calculating device. We are sure that half the viewership of this information will not even try doing it, the ones who are courageous enough will search for a pen and paper and further only a few out of those courageous ones will actually produce a valid result. Now what if we say using some common methods taught in Vedic Maths you could conjure the answer not in minutes but astonishingly in a few seconds!, Yes such is the power of Vedic Maths. If taught to a child in the initial years it will be a friend that will be helping your child all throughout his or her life.
The best aspect of Vedic Maths is that it can be learnt by any person of any age, requires no formal training and the only pre requisite to get acquainted with it is ‘willingness’ and a little hard work to practice whatever is being taught.
Starting early in the initial years of a childhood, a child can benefit galore from the same. It was seen in a recent survey conducted on children between the age groups of 4 to 14, children who were previously trained on Vedic Maths responded better and could relate more to the higher concept of mathematics such as Linear Equations, Algebra etc.
But as a word of caution, one should be skeptical about choosing the proper institute teaching Vedic Maths, though it is India which gives the world the deeply respected Vedic Maths, it is suprising to find that the country itself does not have many Vedic Maths classes or Vedic Maths training institutes, and out of the few institutes present there are only a handful which are of a repute and are exclusively teaching Vedic Maths.