1. India gave the world the numeral, Zero.
2. The game of Chess originated in India.
3. Snakes and Ladders was inspired from an Indian game called Mokshapat.
4. Ayurveda originated from India.
5. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the
6. Indians were the first ones to describe the Fibonacci pattern of numbers.
7. And described Trigonometric functions.
The “Vedic Mathematics” is called so because of its origin from Vedas. To be more specific, it has originated from “Atharva Vedas” the fourth Veda. “Atharva Veda” deals with the branches like Engineering, Mathematics, sculpture, Medicine, and all other sciences with which we are today aware of.
Vedic Mathematics is a collection of Techniques/Sutras to solve mathematical arithmetics in easy and faster way. It consists of 16 Sutras (Formulae) and 13 sub-sutras (Sub Formulae) which can be used for solving problems involved in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, conics.
This subject was revived largely due to the efforts of Jagadguru Swami Bharathi Krishna Tirtha Ji of Govardhan Peeth, Puri Jaganath (1884-1960).
Every child dream of becoming successful in life. There are few essential skills that are required to touch the pinnacle in life. Mathematical ability is one such skill. Mathematics is not only associated with academics but it is directly associated to logical and analytical thinking of students. In a recent survey conducted by NAS throughout the country for school students by the Indian government, the average percent of correct answers show a declining trend as we move to the higher classes.
The biggest problem that students face as they progress to higher classes is calculations. As the numbers and calculations become humongous, the mere sight of such mathematical problems sends shivers down the spine of students. Vedic Mathematics can help to sort this problem of students.
Thus, it is imperative that students try to hone their mathematical ability by learning the sutras of Vedic Mathematics so that we can have more “Ramanujans and Shakuntala Devi’s “from our nation.