Vedic Mathematics is becoming increasingly popular as more and more

people are introduced to the beautifully unified and easy Vedic

methods. The purpose of this article is to provide information about

developments in education and research and books, articles, courses,

talks etc., and also to bring together those working with Vedic

Mathematics.

If you are working with Vedic Mathematics - teaching it or doing

research - please contact us and let us include you and some

description of your work on newsboard.

Vedic Mathematics can complement modern mathematics. It has already

been included in CBSE(Centerl Board of School Education, India)

curriculum or taught in some US countries. If you are learning Vedic

Maths, let us know how you are getting on and what you think of this

system.

In this article I will tell you how Vedic Mathematics is taking care

of math anxiety, competitive exams, desire to learn new things and

the person who is taking care of Vedic Mathematics it self.

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MATH ANXIETY

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Research shows that more than 85% children fears mathematics.

"students who go into a math class with negative ideas about their

abilities in certain areas of math have grades which reflect that

attitude? And on a different note, the students who have positive

ideas about math have grades reflecting that attitude?"

Why students fear mathematics?

Because

*everybody around them tells that MATH is difficult

*they develop a mind set that MATH is difficult

*lack of innovations in conventional methods of teaching

By about age 12, students who feel threatened by mathematics start to

avoid math courses, do poorly in the few math classes they do take,

and earn low scores on math-achievement tests. Some scientists have

theorized that kids having little math aptitude in the first place

justifiably dread grappling with numbers. Even college student's mind

wobbles while doing long calculation.

Mark H. Ashcraft and Elizabeth P. Kirk, both psychologists at

Cleveland (Ohio) State University ran three experiments , each with

50 to 60 students. Experiments included roughly equal numbers of male

and female students who cited low, moderate, or high levels of math

anxiety on a questionnaire.

In the first experiment, Ashcraft and Kirk found that students with a

high level of math anxiety enrolled in fewer math courses, received

lower math grades, and scored worse on working-memory tests involving

numbers than their peers did.

Math anxiety's disruptive effects on working memory appeared in the

next experiment. In a series of trials, students first saw a set of

letters to be remembered. They were then timed as they performed a

mental addition problem. After solving it, volunteers tried to recall

the letters they had seen.

High-math-anxiety students scored poorly on both tasks but especially

on the mental addition. Their performance hit bottom on problems that

involved carrying numbers, such as 47 + 18. However, when permitted

to use pencil and paper during trials, they did as well as students

without math worries did, indicating an underlying math competence.

how can we remove MATH ANXIETY? BY PLAYING MATHEMATICS

But how can we play mathematics?

MATHOMATICA uses the prowess of MATH CARROM, MATH ANTAKSHARI,

MATHOMATICA S/W, VEDIC MATHEMATICS, MAGIC SQUARES and GEO BOARD (All

are in games format) to remove MATH FEAR from children's mind.

Information about MATHOMATICA is available on www.mathomatica.com\.

At MATHOMATICA we can play mathematics. Pragya a student of

MATHOMATICA from Noida(INDIA) says that "I hated mathematics. I

always thought that mathematics is a boring subject. I never scored

good marks in mathematics. After joining this course my views has

changed completely. Now, I know that mathematics can be very

interesting. I do not fear mathematics now because it is so much fun

out here. I enjoyed the game of Magic square and Math Carrom. I am

confident that I can solve problems very fast. My speed has gone up

considerably."

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COMPETETIVE EXAMS

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This year Vedic Maths workshops conduted almost every week since

january. Some of them were on behalf of Hindustan Times and some

colleges invited Magical Methods at their campus. The participants

were from all age groups and many were engineering students who were

planning to appear for the CAT/CET exams this year. They were become

excited when MagicalMethods visited their venue.

These students definitely were very much interested in learning more

of the advanced level. The Lecture, given by Mr. Pradeep Kumar

(ALMNUS IIMB), has aroused their interest so much that many wanted to

learn more. They were very thrilled with the fast calculation methods

of Vedic mathematics. They definitely agreed that using vedic methods

they can increase their speed levels as well as understanding the

numbers better. They said specifically that even with a little

practice they could see improvement in their performance in the

competitive exams. This is definitely a positive sign that VM is

welcome among the student community.

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DESIRE TO LEARN NEW THINGS

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Guys with the appetite of doing new things and talent gaining also

takes interest in Vedic Mathematics. When we asked Ramnivas (45

years old) that why do you want to learn Vedic mathematics he

told "Next year I am shifting to Canada. There I'll teach Vedic

Mathematics to Canadian people. I want to spread it as much as I can

so that all people in this world can benefit from it. I'll feel happy

to do this".

A series of free Internet lessons by Mr. Pradeep Kumar has been

provided on magicalmethods. Pradeep Kumar is the leading Indian Vedic

Mathematics expert. He is on the expert panel of Times of India and

Indiatimes.com. He did his Mechanical Engineering from Bhagalpur

College of Engineering and MBA from IIM Bangalore with distinction.

He has been exploring the magical world of "Vedic Mathematics" since

1988. And while doing that he took upon the task of returning "Vedic

Mathematics" its lost glory. All of his lessons and researched

products are still available at the website:

http://www.magicalmethods.org/.

He wrote a few books and developed several courses for the students.

He started conducting workshops in 1998. Till date he has conducted

more than 1000 workshops and numerous demonstrations.

His efforts are bringing pleasant results and we are hopeful that one

day these methods will be taught across the globe.

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