Sunday

Vedic Math

I found a great tutorial to teach yourself vedic math. It's amazing! Vedic math is all the rage in Japan, now that India is becoming the educational standard in Asia. Japanese parents are flocking to Indian schools and buying up supplemental curriculum to teach their children at home. I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about and couldn't believe how exciting the information was.

Through a basic understanding of vedic math elementary school aged children (ones that know their multiplication tables) will be able to multiply large double digit numbers with simple mental calculations. They are able to multiply numbers in the seventies, eighties, and nineties in their head!

As a non math major (and someone who has always considered themselves to be mathematically challenged) I found this practice to be easy and relatively painless to learn. This is a must for any parent looking to supplement general mathematics curriculum.

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