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was investigating prime numbers with one of my classes and we were talking
about how prime numbers are used in cryptography, and I also showed
them the recurring decimal digit pattern for 1/19 on the 9-point circle.
They were amazed how a boring prime number could generate such security
and such beauty, all in the space of ten minutes! Vedic Maths is simply
incredible but incredibly simple - and I'm loving it!"
Paul Phillipson-Masters, Maths Teacher, Scotland
had never seen math like this before. My whole attitude towards learning
math and teaching math to my kids has changed. Vedic math is a complete
math system that teaches us to find patterns, simplify complex equations
and make it fun."
Sangeeta Ahuja, Occupational Therapist, USA
"My 3 grade students (some of them hated
subtraction with regrouping that is borrowing and then subtracting).
When I introduced them to navatashcharamam dashatah (all from 9 and
the last from 10) they started enjoying subtraction like as if they
were participating in a game. And when I introduced them to the method
left to right, the reaction is something memorable. The most dumb students
(branded by other teachers) now compete with toppers to answer the sums."
Shylashree Ravishankar, Teacher, India
"The thing that surprised me most is
the fact that VM is a whole system. VM by nature is fun to work out.
I am not a math person and I am so excited to learn more. I have to
spend a lot of time creating math games to artificially "make math
fun". VM is fun all by itself. "
Sonya Post, Teacher/homeschooler, USA
"Words really don't begin to describe
this innovative way to solve math problems and mentally calculate answers
to math equations. It almost makes learning math like learning fun magic
tricks. . . . For those who have never heard of or tried this method
before, it will really set your mind to thinking about math differently.
If your kids struggle with mathematics the Vedic system may provide
an alternative method that suits the way your child learns best."
"It's been an eventful journey for me
because from my school days I never liked maths and avoided it whenever
I got a chance and every time I did that I realised I was put to more
challenges. I am here now learning Vedic Mathematics and enjoying every
moment of it. I cannot believe myself that I am taking so much interest
in learning and practising mathematics."
Ashok Nair, Teacher, Canada
"These have been most wonderful 9 weeks
of my life. As someone else said before I ate, drank, breathed, all
24 hours nothing else but Vedic Maths. This has been an amazing journey
to a marvelous land never heard of before. I forgot everything else
while I was doing Vedic Math. I couldn't think of anything else. Vedic
Math has shown me new path to light of mathematics. I feel it has enlightened
me. I have never enjoyed Math like this before. I have loved, and cherished
every single moment of last 9 weeks of Vedic Maths tremendously. I feel
I have gained so much knowledge."
Tarlika Desai, College Teacher, USA
"Like everyone said earlier, this journey
has been truly amazing. What changed for me was the way I teach Vedic
math now. Each week I am eagerly awaiting for the next set of lessons.
And I see my kids walk into the class with that extra bounce and energy.
What I realized that the children are eager to learn more and more,
its just that in mathematics they never really found the right way of
learning it until now."
Shraddha Mudaliar, Vedic Math Teacher, USA
"I'm demonstrating the general multiplication
technique to PhD-students from the University of Leiden. They are impressed,
especially when I apply the method to algebra. They all wonder why they
have not been taught this method..."
Eric Groenendijk, Mathematician, The Netherlands
"I love using bar numbers and the multiplication
techniques, especially with some of my classes. They are really taking
to the approaches which underpin VM. A particular group enjoyed multiplying
by 11, and then because of the flexible nature of this method, they
asked if it was possible for other times tables. We spent the next part
of the lesson devising a strategy for multiplying by 12, 13 etc. And
yes, I've had a few children saying to me, "Why weren't we taught
this way at the start?" and "This method is so much easier!"
Pupils who would normally not want to volunteer are putting their hands
up to answer questions so quickly that it's hard not to look surprised!"
Paul Phillipson-Masters, Maths Teacher, Scotland
"I am teaching VM methods to my child
now. He is very excited when I taught him the 2-digit multiplication
and multiplication with 11. These days he is following only VM to do
multiplications and he feels as if he is a magician. At school he surprised
his friends by doing them with VM. I feel children adapt more easily
to VM than adults."
Madhavi Bandi, Maths Teacher, UK
"I only had heard about Vedic Maths.
I knew it was fast and easy. But it is entirely different since I experience
it. It's much easier, simpler, faster, more interesting, more exciting,
and full of fun. I feel overwhelmed by the power of this Vedic Math-
not known or heard before. I feel the more I delve into it, more treasure
I am getting from it. I just don't want to come out of this most exciting,
funfilled moments of my life. I told my brother, nephew, my son, and
my family about this, and I said this Math is so much fun I never imagined
before. I am simply excited about it, and want to keep doing it forever.
I really want to share this magical maths with lot of people, and change
their approach towards it. I want to help lot of students master some
of the most difficult topics of Math using Vedic Math. I am totally
excited about learning this new Math."
Tarlika Desai, Maths Teacher, USA
"Introduced my students of 1st, 2nd and
3rd grade to subtraction using all from 9 and the last from 10 for subtracting
numbers near a base. They just loved the method. During the maths lab
activity I had combined all the students together. And using this method
the 1st grade students could compete with 2nd and 3rd grade students
with the speed which I had not imagined. When I started learning VM
5 years back, there was a misconception that VM is only for high school
students. But this training has proved it wrong. I can introduce even
1st grade students to VM and the results are amazing. They have started
Shylashree Ravishankar, Teacher, India
"For 11 years we have been struggling
with math as a homeschooling family. After completing this week's video
lessons all I can think of is the WASTED years. I do mean years. My
oldest is 17 and my youngest now 2. I've been frantically looking for
a math program that will help us learn math, love math, and really get
a grip on numbers and the beauty of numbers. I've learned a few tricks
along the way that will make math easier (counting backwards and skip
counting backwards, ten frames) but nothing as simple and easy as this
stuff. Good grief! We are making this so hard and at least in the USA
our kids are learning very little of real math. . . . OK, I'm sold.
Sonya Post, Teacher, USA
"VM is amazing and we have seen a lot
of results, we actually had a student struggling with the basics of
Math for years; she came to us in 7th grade for about 6 months and really
changed a lot. I met with her mom (a special education teacher) a month
ago; with our help she finished 8 grade with math honors! Mom said it's
clearly due to the VM lessons and she is now using them all the time!"
Hagit Genosar, Teacher, USA
"The more I am learning the more awed
I feel about the simplicity of the Vedic System. I shared one of the
addition technique with some my students and reactions on their faces
were amazing. One common question they all had was when this method
is so simple and can be done mentally why are we taught the cumbersome
method in the school? I told them that this system was lost/ignored
for many many years and now people have realized their importance and
would be used more and more. I am having a wonderful experience of learning
and teaching........can't wait for the next set of lessons!!"
Mudaliar Shraddha, Teacher, USA
"If I'd have had VM 15 years ago it would
have saved our family years of grief and stress. We homeschool and math
has been the thorn in our side since grade 2. Everything was made to
be hard and difficult. How beautiful and simple VM is! At first I was
annoyed that we wasted so much time, but now I am grateful to have had
the experience of going through the transitional route as now we can
see clearly the beauty of VM and how blessed my youngest child and my
students will be to experience VM very young. "
Sonya Post, Teacher, USA
"Recently (on Dec 15th) I gave a two
hour presentation in Monroe, Louisiana. The audience were spell bound
and the organizers received an amazing feedback. They video taped the
program and took an interview for 5 minutes at the end."
Sreenivasa Ainapurapu, Vedic mathematician, USA
"Even our weakest maths student Sukaran
mastered it so well that he remarked, "Come what may, I can never
get the question of simultaneous equations wrong in the GCSE examination"."
Rajni Obhrai, maths teacher, U.K. (quoting
"I taught calculating squares and square
roots to 9th grade kids on this street and they had their mouth wide
open in amazement. They said they especially hated finding square roots
the traditional way. Now they want me to take a VM boot camp during
their Dasara holidays (from 14-30 of this month) and cover Algebra and
relevant topics. I wish the teachers can witness this interest and growth
in the children learning VM techniques and are open to give it a try."
Sunitha Ramaiah, teacher, USA
"I found the 7 tutorials on Vedic Maths
on Internet in 2000. I used that with some of my students then. This
year I spent one week with each of my classes and taught them these
methods of multiplying and dividing. For the first time students were
eager to do maths and wanted more of it."
From Vedic Mathematics Newsletter 18
"All I can hear from them is "wow"
and they get frenzy when they started to be able to solve math problems
up to 4-digits times 4-digits multiplication in their heads. Some students
approach me expressed how thankful they are that I teach them Vedic
Math. They were already in their 3rd year level and still struggling
in their multiplication skills and this is a relief for them."
Rosendo Jr. Agulto, Philippines
"My entire attitude about math changed
today. Even though we only went over basic arithmetic, I can see the
logic in what you taught me. My grandchildren will not have a fear of
math because of what you taught me today."
Barbara Kithcart, USA
"The students are very enthusiastic and
came up with alternate solutions for some of the techniques. Many parents
used to drop their kids for the classes and used to pick up at the end.
After the Medhavadhanam program (where the kids answer the audience
questions (selected topics like cube roots, fifth roots, telling recurring
decimal places for fractions like 1/29, 1/79 etc.) without using any
computing aid, not even paper and pencil, within a minute. Now many
parents got interest seeing their kids performance. Now they are asking
me to take another session to explain those techniques. This is the
change I have been looking for the past 8 years. Finally took a shape."
Sreenivasa Ainapurapu, Vedic Math teacher, USA
"I just happened upon your website and
am amazed at such simplicity! Within a few moments of playing around
on the tutorial and my world has changed. I cannot wait until the rest
of the household awakens so I can show them my new speedy brain...and
then show them how to be so quick!
I am not involved in any heady, important math position; I just love
numbers. I was a Kumon Instructor, though, about ten years ago and seeing
Vedic Math makes me cringe when I realize how many unnecessary steps
the students had to take to arrive at an answer.
What a waste of brain time!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and understanding of Vedic with
the world. I am glad to be enlightened!"
"But the interesting part of it is once
you start doing it you start understanding the power of VM and you just
get drawn towards it. And the coherence and the simplicity of the methods....it's
pretty much like a novel, you start at the first page, you just cannot
stop until the last page - it's very similar to that. Once you get into
it you just don't want to stop because it's so powerful."
Lalit Shah: from a TV interview, 5th August 2012
"I am really impressed to teach Vedic
math to my kids and the system is really working. My kids enjoy learning
math and scoring highest mark in every tests and exams. Thanks so much"
"I was watching my lessons 13, 14 and
15 and my daughter asked me to teach her that. So I went ahead and taught
her hardly for 5 -10min "multiplication near a base" and so
surprised to see that she got it right away! She is going to be 7yrs
old in few months. She said- I made a connection. She has been asking---
is there a 7 point circle?, 6 point circle?"
Dipali Gavande, teacher and parent, USA
"One young girl, aged 9 was brought here
by her mother and was very unwilling to have anything to do with me.
She was crying. I let her cry for a while and then told her that we
would either have to ask her mother to pick her up, or we should get
on with our lesson. She turned around and said that she would have a
lesson. That girl was at the bottom of the class in maths, she had very
low self esteem, had talked of killing herself on more than one occasion
and was seeing a therapist.
Within a few weeks she was learning at a rate that I found astounding,
she was at the top of the class, excelling in English, no more therapist,
achieving in sport and an all round delight of a child.
I told her mother that she didn't need any more lessons, but the mother
told me that the family needed her to continue having lessons with me.
She is now pushing me to learn more and more Vedic maths to keep up
with her insatiable appetite for mathematics."
Vera Stevens, maths teacher. Australia
"Mr. Bhudia, I am so appreciative for
the class with you. You are a wonderful teacher! I am in awe of the
techniques you shared with me and appreciate your patience. I know that
I asked a lot of questions, but I want to know exactly how I can practice
the techniques you taught me. You were very kind to spend so much time
clarifying whatever I asked."
Barbara H. Kithcart, Librarian
"The student population I work with can
be relatively difficult to work with. When expelled students, and students
not long out from juvenile detention periodically give you a big grin
in getting the correct answer...it's twice as nice as a mother's advice.
It makes them relax and relieves them of mathematical anxiety and stress."
Michael Pollard, teacher, U.K.
"Hi! I live in London and go to St James
Independent School for Boys which supports Vedic Mathematics very strongly
[this school no longer teaches
VM]. I am due to take my Maths GCSE
this year (a year early) and then Additional Maths. I am very likely
to take Maths and Advanced Maths for A-Level. At school, we don't use
calculators until the very last moment (when trigonometric functions
are required). Therefore we are well grounded in Vedic Mathematics and
how it can make life so much easier. Even though I am now allowed to
use a calculator at school, I find that Vedic methods are much quicker
and a brilliant training for the mind. "
From Newsletter 15, 2001
"I started teaching few simple VM sutras
to my 7 year old - multiplying by 5 and multiplying by 11 and she gets
so excited and can't wait to learn all of VM. She keeps asking me when
will I do my next VM online class, she wants to listen with me. I truly
believe kids get more interested in maths because of VM."
Dokiparthi Venkat, USA
"After watching the video, I prepared
the following worksheet, based on the video and tried it with my topmost
GCSE group on Wednesday , the 9th November during my one hour lesson
with them. I gave them 45 minutes to do the work and then explained
all questions to them by Vedic Maths method quoting the sutras - "Spot
the obvious and If one is in ratio, the other is zero". They were
amazed and would never forget the lesson for rest of their life because
they had really struggled doing the questions by normal methods."
Rajni Obrai, teacher, U.K..
"I have been teaching a neighbors kid
(8 year old) some VM on the fly. He was so impressed by the system that
he decided to make VM his 3rd grade science project - "Is Vedic
Math better than Conventional math". Then he called 4 or 5 of his
friends, taught them some concepts and timed them. The result of his
project was VM is faster and more fun. In one specific instance the
time came down from 7 min to 45 seconds..."
[Jalaj M. went on to win first place with this
project in the 2012 Science Fair.]
Lalit Shah, USA.
"This makes me even more appreciative
that I participated it such a profound course as Vedic Maths. I also
received an indirect compliment by a couple of my students, they said
"Mr. Pollard would you please give me more homework, I really want
to get this."
Michael Pollard, teacher in U.K.
"Today, I showed the Vertically and Crosswise
method to my little students (10 -11 years old). I showed them some
examples and they tried for themselves after that. We spent nearly two
hours computing 2-figures multiplications, the first hour with a pen,
and the second with no pen for those who were comfortable with it. From
left to right, right to left, from crosswise to vertical, everything
was tried. Near 80 multiplications. They were eager to learn and to
perfect their skills. They don't want to write multiplications any more.
It was wonderful. At the end, they were not tired and asked for more.
But I was exhausted because of my leg."
Didier Auroy, teacher in France
"One young primary class whom I had taught
from the beginning, who loved this game and were very adept at it, were
happy to be divided into six groups,
the 2's, the 4's the 8's,
the 3's, the 6's and the 12's.
We worked together, with me trying my best as the conductor, to keep
up with the frantic pace.
The students eventually let go of calling the numbers and began to hum
the rhythms. The musical result was incredible. I have never been able
to reproduce this experience. It was one of the highlights of my career
as a teacher."
Vera Stevens, Australian teacher
"The kids are thoroughly enjoying the
VM sessions and I feel so good when I see their eyes brighten up every
time I show them a technique. Almost every class they clap at the end
of the lessons as they are so excited."
Sunitha Ramaiah, USA teacher
"Today I have taught Bar Numbers to my 6 grade students and they
were like WOOOW!!! Even during the break they stayed at their desks,
taking numbers randomly and doing subtractions. They even asked me if
they can use this method anytime, because it is easier than the traditional
Daniela Panait, Romania