Thousands of Websites have come on the Internet on Vedic Math and several communities on social networks have come where people and students help each other to learn this beautiful system.
One Such Group on Vedic Mathematics is on a Popular Social Network called Orkut. It has over 26,000 members and members exchange notes and gain help to learn Vedic Math. They clarify their doubts, enhance learning and ask questions.
This Community is so far the strongest membership on Vedic Math fans at one place found anywhere on the web and has been around for over three years.
Question 1: Which Mental Math Method do you prefer to give you results?
Even though the Trachtenberg System of Speed Math bears a close resemblance to Vedic Math , by the amount of votes cast in its favor it does not seem to be popular with the masses, though they are aware of it.
Question 2: How did you or plan to learn Vedic Maths?
Some 14% even want to attend workshops which they look out for provided its given to them in their city and area.
So I personally feel with the results of this question that there is still lot of scope available for new books on Vedic Math and publishers are also keen to highlight authors with the knowledge of this subject. A must mention a sort of an announcement here that Shakuntala Devi is occupied writing her work on Vedic Mathematics which is soon going to be published in a few months. We eagerly look forward to this new book on Vedic Math.
Question 3: The Best book is Vedic Mathematics from Jagatguru Shankaracharya. Yes or No?
21% feel that its not a best work. A reason for this could be that they have brought the book and found it not reader friendly and impenetrable. You do require some patience to understand the language in the book. Some Students say that they have been able to study only upto Multiplication and that the topics beyond that is impassable.
Question 4: Which is your favorite Vedic Maths Method?
Students also like Vedic Addition but perhaps I feel they aren’t aware of Vedic subtraction to a greater degree. Vedic Subtraction by the All from 9 & Last from 10 method needs to be highlighted and laid more stress on than multiplication. Subtraction is the key to speeding up Division.
Question 5 : Which is your favorite Vedic Math Multiplication Method?
Ankit likes the Base Method and he mentions ‘ i feel itz d easiest method n helps doin d problem in very little time..!!”
To which Sanjeet says ”
You are right but vertically and crosswise method gives the same complexity for all multiplications of every level and is more logical and simple. heads off to ancient India. “
‘ The Next Hero’ says “Using Vertically and Crosswise we can do wonders in multiplying……………itz easy………but other methods r too easy n wont help in most of d situations…….”
Question 6: Is Vedic Maths Really helping you Solve Problems?
Also since childhood most students are used to doing calculations with paper and writing each step. Mental Visualisation could be difficult for them. I still have 25 year old students who find adding 17 + 8 difficult and they do it with their fingers.
Books which are simple, lucid and for beginners should be marked and also book sellers in shops should be educated about them – i.e which one suits which age group best. They should be recommending easier books to beginners and for more advanced students-higher level books could be recommended.
What did you feel while going through this poll. How was your learning experience of Vedic Math? What do you feel about Vedic Math? Do post in your comments here and let your sentiments known.
We welcome you,if you are new to Vedic Math and would like to join theby us. You simply need to have an Orkut/Google account to start.