It is an ancient system of maths from India that has been recently reconstructed. And it’s a complete system which is much more coherent and easier than the conventional maths.
‘Vedic’ means from the Vedas, which are ancient Indian texts, written in Sanskrit and dated between 300 BC and 7000 BC.
There are 4 Vedas: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Vedic Maths is from the Atharva Veda.
The word ‘Veda’ also means ‘knowledge’.
Yes, it has been taught at a number of schools and other institutions in UK, USA, India etc., with great success. Pupils taught Vedic Maths tend to do better than other children, even getting maths awards.
“Vedic Maths applies in all areas of pure and applied maths”. Various books apply Vedic Maths to calculus, trigonometry, solution of polynomial, differential, transcendental equations, astronomy etc. A course has been written covering the National Curriculum for England and Wales
Definitely not. Vedic Maths is a complete system of math.
Having more than one way of doing a calculation gives a deeper insight and understanding of numbers. The mental approach we take also does this and improves their mental agility, memory and gives them confidence.
Children don’t get confused when they learn a second language. In fact, it helps them to understand language and its structure and grammar better. Similarly children don’t get confused by learning another method of calculation. In fact it gives them a deeper understanding of numbers and the way they work.