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Students get tips on Vedic maths

All ears: Sai Kiran of IMPACT, Hyderabad, conducting a workshop at S.F.S. School in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —

All ears: Sai Kiran of IMPACT, Hyderabad, conducting a workshop at S.F.S. School in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: K.R. Deepak

Staff Reporter

‘It is much simpler and easier to understand than conventional maths’

VISAKHAPATNAM: Ever wondered how some people manage to learn 100-digit numbers, solve mathematical problems in a jiffy and remember dates and events like the back of their palm, while others crack their heads remembering simple seven-digit telephone numbers.

Well, it may not be just as difficult as you thought. At a workshop on Vedic Mathematics, students of S.F.S. School learned some of the well-guarded secrets of Vedic Mathematics from B. Sai Kiran, Director of IMPACT (Institute of Memory Power and Concentration Training).

Reinvented in the early sixties by Sankaracharya of Puri and coined as Vedic Mathematics in more recent times, the precise science is increasingly gaining popularity, even in other countries. Convinced about its potential as a means of making quick calculations as well as its future application possibilities, Mr. Sai Kiran has been conducting such workshops at various places.

With some interesting techniques, maths can be a whole lot of fun. If you want to solve those laborious multiplication and division of huge numbers, here’s an easy solution.

Apply one of the 16 ‘sutras’ of Vedic mathematics, and bingo there you are.

“Vedic Maths is much simpler and easier to understand than conventional maths. Using Vedic maths, we can calculate the problems in single step, and solve faster than conventional methods of calculations and in fact faster than a calculator,” he said.

In Vedic Maths, almost all calculations go from left to right, which is opposite to conventional maths, where we calculate from right to left. This also creates an interest in the students. The key is to solve maths with pleasure not with pressure, he told the students.

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