“Vedoakhilo dharma-mulam", which means Vedas are the root of all dharmas. The Sanskrit word “Veda” means “knowledge”. In ancient India, mathematics was known by the general name “Ganita” Sastra, which included arithmetic, geometry, algebra, astronomy and astrology.
In the field of mathematics, ancient Indians made three distinct contributions:
This system was rediscovered by Bharati Krishna Tirtha, which is based on sixteen formulae (or Sutras) and thirteen sub-formulae (sub-Sutras). These Sutras can be related to natural mental functions such as completing a whole, noticing analogies, generalization and so on. It has been found that Vedic Mathematics will drastically enhance the computational skill-set of the students. It is not only teaching various shortcut techniques, but also enables faster calculation.
Unlike the Mathematics that is taught in schools which has only 'one way' to solve a particular problem, Vedic Mathematics shows different ways to solve the same problem. The techniques work in a fantastic way which appears to be magic at the first glance. Also, it has been found that it is a good tool for competitive exams.
Several advantages of Vedic Mathematics are:
The Sutras are applied to almost every branch of Mathematics.