Dr. Jai Maharaj posted: > > 'Govt should start study of Vedic Mathematics' > > By R. R. Srivastava > The Pioneer > Saturday, December 22, 2012 > > Hazaribagh - Government of India has declared 2012 as > Year of Mathematics. It is the prime time to announce the > start of Vedic Mathematics in the universities to > establish our country once again at the top of the world. > > This was said by Prof Bimal Kumar Mishra of BIT Meshra > who was delivering the key note speech address in the > inaugural session of two day long national seminar on > Recent trends in mathematics and their application > organised by the university department of mathematics, > Vinoba Bhave University in the Radha Krishnan Seminar > Hall. > > In his address, Prof Mishra said that till 17th century > India was leading the world in the field of mathematics. > After that the western world surpassed us. Mishra said > that the western mathematicians actually got things from > our Ved and Vedansas but they dont have the courage to > accept it. He cited the example of Newton whom the world > recognises as discoverer of calculus, a branch of > mathematics. He informed that actually it was written in > the Vedansa of Bhakaracharya II. He gave various examples > in which the world gives credit to western mathematicians > but the actual work was done by our ancestors some two- > three thousand years ago. > > Mishra clearly said that it was Albardai of Arab > countries that came here in about 1100 BC for study. He > said that Albardai went back with precious written > documents from here which later on helped the western > world to know about mathematics. The western world even > today is not in a mood to accept the truth so through > spread of study of Vedic Mathematics we can make them to > bow down, he added. > > Earlier, inaugurating the seminar by lighting lamp in > front of the pictures of Saint Vinoba Bhave and legendary > mathematician Ramanujan, Vice Chancellor Dr. RN Bhagat > congratulated the entire mathematic department of the > University for organising a seminar of such magnitude > within 15 days. He also cited the example of Ramanujan > before the students and appealed to not loose temper even > in adverse conditions. > > Convener of seminar Dr. AB Kumar, HOD mathematics > welcomed the guests and deligates. He said that on 4th of > December VC has actually expressed his wish to organise a > seminar on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of > Srinivas Iyenger Ramanujan. In the inaugural session > retired teachers of the department were felicitated. Dean > Dr SK Agarwal spoke about the changes going on in the > world of mathematics. Organising secretary Dr PK Manjhi > gave vote of thanks while Dr Abhay Kumar Sinha anchored > the session. > > After the inaugural session, in invited talks session > Prof CK Jaggi of University of Delhi informed about > inventory management. He tried to explain the > relationship between seller, buyer and price of the > object with the help of mathematics. Prof Naveneet Jha of > South Asia University talked about the difficulties in > loading data of non-linear boundaries in a supercomputer. > > More at: > http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/117343-govt-should-start-study-of-vedic-mathematics.html
MATH EXPERTS AMAZED BY VEDIC MATH
By Philip Batson, Staff Writer KC COMMUNITY NEWS Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:34 PM CDT
Even with a math degree, Chris Kuttenkuler had never seen anything like Vedic math before.
Now he cannot stop thinking about it.
"It's completely different," Kuttenkuler said. "When I saw this my first question was, 'Why wasn't I taught this?'"
Vedic (Va-dik) math refers to an ancient Indian system of mathematics rooted in 16 principles. Calculations can be completed mentally and solved without traditional math methods.
Vedic math inspired Math Monkey, a Florida-based company launched in 2005. The goal is to teach children math in a fun and new way.
While attending a franchise expo 18 months ago, Kuttenkuler became drawn in by the math and the experience. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his own Math Monkey franchise at 15061 Nall Ave., Leawood, on Oct. 12, Kuttenkuler performed a demonstration of some of the Vedic math techniques.
Working left to right on a dry erase board spanning the wall, Kuttenkuler solved a variety of multiplication problems in his head, using just one line for the answer.
"To me that's the biggest change," Kuttenkuler said. "Once you start to get used to that the mental stuff becomes much easier."
Connor Cahill, 8 and a second-grader at Oak Hill Elementary School, plans to become a monkey.
"It's confusing now, but probably when I go to it, it won't be so confusing anymore," Cahill said.
Cahill attended a demonstration class and liked what he saw.
"I like math and I just want to get better at it and improve on it," Cahill said.
Connor's mom, Paige Cahill, enjoyed seeing a different approach to math.
"Even though he's in elementary school, what a foundation this could be when he takes the ACT," Paige Cahill said. "It's kind of the passport for making it easier for his whole life."
Kuttenkuler stressed that the math and techniques taught are not intended to replace what children learn in school. He said they provide children another way to understand and enjoy math.
"We're trying to add to what the kids have already learned," Kuttenkuler said. "We're just trying to get them another way of solving problems."