VEDIC MATHEMATICS NEWSLETTER
ISSUE No. 66
A warm welcome to our new subscribers.
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 Newsletter 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 in the Newsletter. Perhaps you would like to submit an article for inclusion in a later issue or tell us about a course or talk you will be giving or have given. If you are learning Vedic Maths, let us know how you are getting on and what you think of this system.
This issue's article is about a new centre where Vedic Maths is taught, which has just opened up. The article is from the Borneo Bulletin, Nov 26th 2009.
MATH MONKEY HELPS CHILDREN DEVELOP LOVE FOR THE SUBJECT
MATHS and fun are two words that you don't often find in the same sentence but a new supplemental programme in town is going to change that. IKIDS Enrichment tuition school is now providing the Math Monkey Programme which is an academic enrichment programme that uses an ancient wisdom of Vedic Math from India, a unique approach with incorporation of fun and interactive game-based activities that helps children and parents solve mathematical problems with lots of fun in the process and makes it possible to quickly solve complex math problems mentally and is designed to turn a child's brain into a highspeed calculator, a press release stated.
Professor Kenneth Williams, who is the chief academic officer of Math Monkey believes that children shouldn't have to rely on a calculator or pencil and paper for something the mind is capable of doing without them. Professor Williams has been studying Vedic Math since 1971 and has dedicated his academic career to researching Vedic Math from ancient texts.
Vedic Math gives children a good understanding of the very foundation of mathematics, and allows children to perform calculations mentally with great accuracy, simplicity and speed. It is a powerful checking tool and helps to save lots of students' precious time in examinations.
Through mental work, children progress faster in terms of mental agility, capacity to hold ideas in the mind and to remember past impressions, as well as developing flexibility on their methods of tackling problems including evolving their own strategies to meet new challenges. By instilling a love of Maths in young children, Math Monkey will be able to nurture future generations of creativity and innovation.
The main goal is to give children a strong fundamental basis in Maths and help them reach their full potential. In fact, children at Math Monkey are taught much more than numbers. They develop problem-solving, reasoning, memory, concentration and critical thinking skills on their way to becoming big thinkers of tomorrow. This helps considerably in other academic areas as well as self-esteem and personal growth.
Classes at Math Monkey are categorised into different levels. Children from age four to 12 are assessed based on their current mathematical aptitude before being placed in the level most suitable for them. Children can join the classes for a free trial and assessment before enrolling in the programme. Parents are encouraged to bring their children over for a full Math Monkey experience.
Math Monkey Knowledge Centre is currently located at IKIDS Enrichment Tuition School in Kg Pandan, Kuala Belait and its opening day will be held on Nov 29. For further details call 333 7805 to make appointments for the free trial classes which will be available starting from Nov 29. Seats are on a first come first serve basis. More information on the Math Monkey programme is available at www.mathmonkeyasia.com,
VEDIC MATHS DVDS BY KENNETH WILLIAMS
An Introductory course of 10 hours is now available at www.vedicmaths.org (click on DVDs). It is a great pleasure to finally be able to offer this course, which is based on nearly 40 years of experience as a teacher and researcher in Vedic Mathematics.
An Advanced course will also be ready in a matter days.
INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India INVITE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON Integrating Spirituality and Mathematical Science December 21 - 23, 2009. This is aimed primarily at doctoral students.
SINGAPORE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Singapore Vedic Academy is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Vedic Maths Teachers and Specialist to work in Singapore.
Interested applicants are invited to email your detailed CV (MS Word) to: or call +65 94528091
Mumbai Interviews conducted on 5th December to 6th December
Chennai Interview conducted on 7th December to 8th December
TACTILE PRESENTATIONS OF THE VEDIC MATHEMATICS SUTRAS
Stewart Dickson, Visualization Research Programmer, Illinois Simulator Laboratory at Urbana, Illinois, USA is currently working towards a cooperative marketing proposal, which: the promotion of remote, digital manufacturing in India, of a unique subject: Tactile presentation of the Vedic mathematical algorithms for the blind. It will require public funding or support from a private source. The aim is to construct an exhibition of tactile presentations of the Vedic mathematics sutras for the blind in Delhi. If you may be able to help with funding please contact Stewart:
Visualization Research Programmer, Beckman Institute - South Facility,
Room 12, 2100 S. Goodwin Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: +1-217-333-3923/+1-217-607-1024 Fax: +1-217-244-1827/+1-217-952-0282
VEDIC MATHS TUTORING IN SINGAPORE
Singapore Vedic Academy
No.1 North Bridge Road High Street Centre #22-07 Singapore 179094
Phone: +65 6338 8814 Mobile : +65 94528091 Fax: +65 63386311 Email:
In Vedic Maths extensive use is made of negative digits and we write such numbers as a digit with a horizontal bar on top and call them "bar numbers". Jonathan Crabtree uses the same idea but represents the numbers differently: see http://australiannumerals.org
"ONEEYE" : A GRAPH FROM OUR TIMES-TABLE (BY: BIROL KOC "BIZZA")
[We had newsletter articles on "The Vedic Square" and "The Nine Point Circle" in issues 7 and 8 and you can view these at http://www.vedicmaths.org/Community/Newsletter/Newsletter.asp. Here you can see an exciting development in which the whole Vedic Square is graphed]
I thought I'd share this very interesting graph I discovered in our times-table around 5 years ago (November 2004). I have aptly named it "OneEye" or "1i".
There's an interesting story behind its discovery and, it's a result of graphing the times-table after using what is known as the "Rule Of 9", where each number is reduced to a single digit-root sum (one single number). For example; if we took 8x4 = 32, the single digit would be 5 (3+2). Again if we took say; 3x4 = 12, the single digit root would be 3. Once you do this with every number in the times-table, you get a repeating block of numbers that repeat over and over in a 9x9 block. This block of numbers is also known as the "Vedic Square" (which I'm sure you all know about already?) and looks like this:
When you surround this block with all 9's (as it naturally should be if you look at the repeating blocks in the times-table), you should get this:
If you graph this using MS-Excel (using the surface-wireframe-contour graphing tool), you get one amazing graph.
(visit: EyePhi.com to see more about the image.)
When I discovered this for the first time, my jaw dropped and I stared at it for a good hour or two wondering what the heck it was? This then led me to an exponential learning curve like I've never experienced and, very quickly, it opened the door for me to learn many other things about Science, Art, Epistemology and much more. None moreso than my re-discovery of the irrational number/ratio Phi (1.618). I mean, I've studied Science (Physics, Mathematics) and have seen graphs and fractals of all kinds, but never something like this and in such a simple way.
I have dedicated a site specifically for this called EyePhi.com. There's more to it and if you look into the pupil, you may see some other perplexing images of animals, food and religious/spiritual symbols as well. This is up for interpretation and only relative to the observer, of course. But for me, it is more than just a graph!
I hope you enjoyed this article and welcome you to visit my site and share your views so that others may see your point of view. Many thanks to Ken Williams for allowing this article to be included and I will try to learn more about the wonders of Vedic Mathematics.
Revised editions of the books Discover Vedic Mathematics and the Elementary and Intermediate Teacher's Manuals are now available. Details at the Bookstore at www.vedicmaths.org
TO MULTIPLY A NUMBER BY 12
I am Sumit Sharma,Engineer in Binani Industry Ltd.,sending a formula to multiply any digit with 12.
XY * 12 = X, 2X+Y, 2Y
EXP.:- 1) 94 * 12 = 2, 2*9 + 4, 4*2
2) 84 * 12 = 8, 2 * 8+4, 2*4
3) 113 * 12 = 11,2*11+3,2*3
4) 216 * 12 = 21,2*21+6,2*6
OMISSION REGARDING NEWSLETTER 65
An acknowledgement was omitted form the main article in our previous newsletter. That article made use of the Introduction and Preface to the book 'Vedic mathematics for Schools' by James Glover published in 1995, from which quotes were taken.
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Editor: Kenneth Williams
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1st December 2009