Workshop on Vedic Mathematics from Jan 1

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Varanasi, Dec 20: A unique wokshop on unconventional way of learning mathematics in the form of Vedic Mathematics (VM) has been organised here from January 1 to 3 next year.

Talking to mediapersons, VM expert Swami Anandji said there was an impression among the people VM dealt with mathematics in Vedas, but it was not so. ''It was the creation Late Swami Bharati Krishna Tirth Shankaracharya of Goverdhan Mutt in Puri, who formulated 16 mukhya sutras and 13 upsutras,'' he said.

He said in conventional mathematics, there is no way to verify the accuracy of the result and one has to solve the whole problem again from the beginning. So far as VM is concerned there is an accuracy test to verify the correctness of the result and is called 'beejak accuracy test'. This concept of accuracy is a must for modern competitive examinations, but is totally missing in modern mathematics, he added.

He said less writing and more understanding was another theme of VM compared to modern mathematics, where more of writing and less of understanding is the outcome. ''This results in fast calculation through Vedic methods. Thus apart from accuracy, speed is another factor in VM,'' he observed.

The Swamiji said unfortunately VM had not made an impression on our syllabus and that was due to the shortage of dedicated teachers, unavailability of books matching the school syllabus. He also lamented the ''cold attitude'' of education board authorities for not including it in the syllabus.

He said the main motto of organising the workshop was to awaken an enthusiasm among the students about VM.

''Research is being carried out in many areas including the effects of learning this system on children, developing new, powerful but easy applications of these sutras in geometry, calculus, computing etc,'' he said.


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