The author has attempted to codify several useful results embedded in the ancient lore, in a form which is easily accessible to the children learning mathematics. Many of the chapters deal with computations using simple techniques which will shorten the effort involved in the conventional approach. The price one pays, of course, is that one has to learn the tricks, memorize them and use the appropriate one for each problem. While one might think that this takes away the generality of the modern approach, it certainly has the element of charm and intrigue which children [and grown-ups!] will find entertaining. Even working out why many of these approaches lead to correct results is a valuable exercise by itself. Contents: Foreword, Preface, Feedback, Introduction, 1. Complement, Subtraction, Multiplication by Specific Numbers, Base Multiplication, Working Base Multiplication, Multiplication, Algebra, Digital Roots, Divisibility, Division I, Division II, Squares, Straight Squaring, Cubes, Square roots of exact squares, Cube roots of exact cubes, Straight Division, Square roots II, Sutras, Glossary, Index.
Can you multiply 5712946 X 9999999; find the square of 99975 and the cube root of 438976 in 40 seconds using a calculator? The chances are NO, but using Vedic Mathematics you can crack them in 20 seconds.
This book teaches you to calculate fast and in straight steps. The graphics and colours used in the book make it user friendly and easy t understand. The fun filled activities in each chapter make the process of learning Vedic Mathematics enjoyable for all ages. This book of Vedic Mathematics will help you to become confident and skilled mathematicians without calculators.
I found the book to be extremely readable. The explanations are very lucid and I found the use of three colours of the explanations to be very helpful and innovative. The progression of chapters is also very well thought out. I would definitely recommend it to students of Vedic Mathematics.
Dr. Abhijit Das ( International Faculty, World Academy of Vedic Mathematics)
Using different colours is certainly a very good idea, the material is well organized and the style is good. It is a very nice book, especially with the creative activities added.
Mr. Kenneth Williams ( Vedic Mathematics, London, U.K. )
About the Author
Vandana Singhal, B. Ed. In Mathematics from Calcutta University has conducted over 60 workshops and has taught Vedic Mathematics to more than 1000 students in India and the USA