In my school days, during most of my maths exams, I never used to finish my paper on time and even if I did, I didn't really fare very well. I guess it was because of three important reasons :-

Firstly, I hated maths.

Secondly, The calculators weren't allowed during my time. Calculating took ages and most of the time it was wrong.

Thirdly, Cubes ; Squares were so very beyond me.

Lastly, I thought maths as a subject was very dull and boring unlike physics, chemistry and biology .(Most probably my math teachers made it look utterly confusing and difficult)

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But now that I have a son, I don't want him to hate maths. Surprisingly, I want him to excel in it. As a grown up individual I have realized the importance of maths in our day to day life. I am horrible with my finances and Banking matters.. all thanks to avoiding maths all through out my life. Math is prominent in all aspects of life.

Math is the most common subject in life besides English . Math is an everyday tool . It is helped for life because if not the "Real World" would be a big confusion . example ~ when you go to the store and the cashier gives you the wrong amount of change AND if you don't know math you would be stupid enough to go out of the store with the amount the cashier gave you .

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Luckily, I found a solution to my concern. I met my sister and her son, who is an 8 yr old boy. To my amazement my nephew could calculate 12345 x 12345 in seconds and the answer was 152399025.

I was left stunned. Then she told me the secret to her son's newly achieved genius was

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After hearing what

I did a little research on vedic maths after that...I tumbled upon a site totally dedicated to Vedic Maths. They pointed out few benefits of it.

Firstly, I hated maths.

Secondly, The calculators weren't allowed during my time. Calculating took ages and most of the time it was wrong.

Thirdly, Cubes ; Squares were so very beyond me.

Lastly, I thought maths as a subject was very dull and boring unlike physics, chemistry and biology .(Most probably my math teachers made it look utterly confusing and difficult)

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But now that I have a son, I don't want him to hate maths. Surprisingly, I want him to excel in it. As a grown up individual I have realized the importance of maths in our day to day life. I am horrible with my finances and Banking matters.. all thanks to avoiding maths all through out my life. Math is prominent in all aspects of life.

Math is the most common subject in life besides English . Math is an everyday tool . It is helped for life because if not the "Real World" would be a big confusion . example ~ when you go to the store and the cashier gives you the wrong amount of change AND if you don't know math you would be stupid enough to go out of the store with the amount the cashier gave you .

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Luckily, I found a solution to my concern. I met my sister and her son, who is an 8 yr old boy. To my amazement my nephew could calculate 12345 x 12345 in seconds and the answer was 152399025.

I was left stunned. Then she told me the secret to her son's newly achieved genius was

*VEDIC MATHS.***The only question that popped in my head was What was Vedic Maths?**

Well Vedic maths was supposedly the super fast way of doing calculations, in which you could do the most complex calculations in less than 5 seconds.

It is an ancient system of mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 & 1918 by
Shri Bharti Kishna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research, all of Mathematics is based on 16 Sutras or Word Formulae. Guess what, Late. Shakuntala Devi, the lady who performed maths calculations faster than a Computer, was a pro at vedic maths. |

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After hearing what

*Mr. Gaurav Tekriwal*had to say. Now I have come to a conclusion that there are too many benefits of Vedic Maths to ignore it. It's a sad thing that lots of schools and colleges in US have adopted Vedic Maths but In India, where vedic maths was born, most of us are not even aware of it.I did a little research on vedic maths after that...I tumbled upon a site totally dedicated to Vedic Maths. They pointed out few benefits of it.

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my elder one learns Abacus... Once he's done with it, his teacher has also asked me to enrol him for vedic maths..nice to know all these details...

ReplyDeleteI was a big fan of Vedic Mathematics in school :)

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ReplyDeleteThis one is great and is really a good post. I think it will help me a lot in the related stuff and is very much useful for me. Very well written I appreciate & must say good job.

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vedic maths

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To learn fast and solve the problems in limited period of time vedic mathematics playes an important role. It can be applied in competitive exams

and now its easy to lean vedic math online also one of the site i came across was http://www.wiziq.com/course/1507-vedic-mathematics-complete-certified-course . This vedic math online course may be helpful for all those who are scared of mathematics.

This has been a problem with India at all times. We have forgotten our basics and invested in a far more lengthier method of learning than the home grown knowledge.

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