Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
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Vedic Mathematics For Schools (Book 3) is inspired by the book on Vedic Mathematics written by the Late Shankaracharya of Puri, Bharati Krishna Tirthaji. The latest book is a treasure trove of ancient Vedic knowledge, toned down for the comprehension of eleven and twelve year olds. The author elucidates on the mathematical principles of the Vedas, and presents simple solutions to complex problems. The book also arms the students with an array of powerful techniques that not only save valuable time but also increase the probability of getting a correct solution.
India gave the world the decimal number system, which is widely in use today. The zero is, without doubt, the greatest contribution of the Vedas to modern mathematics and sciences. However, there lies an unexplored sea of valuable mathematical principles and theories that could not only make learning more fun, but also more efficient and less time consuming, especially for school students.
Vedic Mathematics for Schools (Book 3) is an advanced level of the Vedic mathematical principles covered in Book 1 and Book 2. The book brings alive the ancient system in a lucid and systematic manner. It focuses on areas that are most problematic for children, such as algebra and geometry. It also covers topics such as equations, ratio and proportion, indices, compound arithmetic, and approximations.
The methods explained in the book are simple and easy to understand, with ample examples. For those just starting out on Vedic Mathematics, the book includes an introductory chapter covering basic arithmetic. Vedic Mathematics also makes multiplication and division seem a lot easier with its two-step solution, even for long numbers. The chapters include exercises after the introduction of each concept. The book also includes a special chapter midway called practice and revision. This is to ensure that the student is following the concepts and methods introduced so far. All solutions are included at the end of the book for quick reference.
About the author :-
James T. Glover is a highly reputed mathematician, educator and author of various books on Vedic Mathematics for school children.
His other books include An Introductory Course In Vedic Mathematics, and Vedic Mathematics for Schools (Book 1).
James is a fellow member at the Institute of Mathematics And Its Application, and has been involved in research on Vedic Mathematics for over 20 years. He currently serves as the Department Head for Mathematics at St. James Independent School, London.