One of the methods of speed Maths that I discovered in my search for teaching Maths is Vedic Mathematics. Vedic Mathematics is the name of an ancient Maths system originated from India. It was discovered by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji in the early 19th century. His methods of Vedic Maths revolved around a word formula system which allows the mind to easily calculate Maths. These formulae are in a way related to the mind works naturally, and it definitely will help kids and children, and even adults to master the art of Maths smoothly.
You might be wondering, India? Yes… A great Mathematics from India? In a short history, I felt that one of the important concept that was ever created in Maths would be the creation of zero. If you think about it logically like a primitive man, men created symbols to represent a numerical figure. Who would have thought of creating a symbol to represent nothing. Yes, a Hindu mathematician Aryabhatta in India before 400 BC conceived the idea of a zero during his Vedic chant. The zero was later used a place holder and as a decimal digit. As time progresses, zero is a very important number that was derived. In short, if it’s not for zero, binary numbers would not have existed, computers would not have been created too…. So, isn’t zero an important discovery?
Well, so much for the zero, well, the people in India does have a history of good knowledge about numbers and Maths. So it’s no surprise that they have derived various Maths formulae and techniques that aid in the mastering of Mathematics. I am trying to learn and figure out this concept of Vedic Mathematics with this Vedic Maths eBook I got. If you are keen to master the art of speed and learn Vedic Maths, check out Vedic Maths.