I found the whole course very interesting and really feel I have
improved in Maths. I can now even challenge my dad in Maths Sums and
beat him! (That is a great improvement). The Maths games were fun
and helped a lot . . . - Deborah, aged 13
P.S.: I have your "Cosmic Computer" books on my desk
and use this to prepare for my VM class. I enjoy them a lot. Dr
S. Sreenath, Professor of electrical engineering and computer science
and Vedic Maths tutor in the U.S.A.
I love these books! I have been learning Vedic maths for about
two months now. I purchased the Cosmic Calculator course two weeks
ago and I can't put the books down! Great stuff! I am also starting
to teach my daughter some of the methods in the books. I also purchased
the Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manuals(all three) to assist me in
teaching my daughter. Again, I simply love the course so far and have
gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from these books. . .
. Bill Gaylord, PA, USA
Written for 11-14 year old pupils (some of the material in Books 1
and 2 is suitable for children from the age of about eight) this course
covers the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The full course
consists of three Textbooks, three Teacher's Guides and three Answer
THE TEXT BOOKS
Each of the three books has 27 chapters each of which is prefaced
by an inspiring quote from a famous mathematician, philosopher etc.
Also in each book there are historical notes which relate to the authors
of the quotes, a list of Sutras and three other short but interesting
sections (e.g. Pascal's Triangle, Fractals).
Book 1 deals mainly with basic arithmetic, proportion, decimals,
basic algebra and geometry, polygons, area, volume etc.
Book 2 extends this, covering fractions, probability, sequences,
negative numbers, percentages, equations, graphs, charts, transformations,
Book 3 develops this further into recurring decimals, square
and cube roots, division, divisibility, the musical scale, formulae,
simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, proof, similar triangles,
area of a circle, nets, conic sections, loci, motion, vectors, Pythagoras'
theorem, triples, coordinate geometry etc.
THE TEACHER'S GUIDE
A Summary of the book.
A copy of the Unified Field Chart for that book.
Notes on the content of the chapters- advice, suggestions
Mental Tests (correlated with the books) and answers- which
allow earlier work to be regularly revised, give stimulating ideas
relevant to the current lesson and which develop themes from earlier
tests which may ultimately become the subject of a lesson. Extension
Material and answers (about 16 per book)- these consist of a
1 or 2-sided sheet given to children who work fast and get ahead of
the rest of the class. Many of these are also very suitable for work
with a whole class.
Revision Tests and Answers- There is a revision test every
4 or 5 chapters. This includes a mental test of 10 questions.
Games, Worksheets etc.
THE ANSWER BOOK
This contains answers to all exercises and other numbered questions
in the text and should be available for pupils during lessons..
THE COURSE has many unusual and attractive features.
1 It is primarily a system of mental mathematics (though all
the methods can also be written down) using simple patterns and methods
which are very easy to understand and remember. Each lesson starts
with a short mental test.
2 It is extremely coherent and unified and uses sixteen simple
word-formulae, called Sutras, like Vertically and Crosswise. These
formulae relate to the different ways in which the mind can be used
and are therefore a great help to pupils.
3 It makes use of a "Unified Field" chart which shows the
whole subject of mathematics at a glance and how the different parts
and topics are related.
4 The powerful Vedic methods are delightfully easy and fun.
Many problems can be tackled in a variety of ways, from right to left
or from left to right, 2 or more figures at a time, etc. The techniques
are also interrelated which adds to the beauty and simplicity.
Through this mental approach the course encourages creativity and
the use of intuition in mathematics, in contrast to the modern, mainly
Vedic Mathematics is already being taught with great success in many
schools and the response to this course has been extremely encouraging.
1998; Authors: Kenneth Williams & Mark Gaskell.