Coherence – Perhaps the most striking feature of the Vedic system is its coherence. Instead of a hotchpotch of unrelated techniques the whole system is beautifully interrelated and unified: the general multiplication method, for example, is easily reversed to allow one-line divisions and the simple squaring method can be reversed to give one-line square roots. It makes mathematics easy and enjoyable and encourages innovation.
Flexibility– In modern teaching you usually have one way of doing a calculation. In the Vedic system there are general methods which can be used for solving same arithmetic calculation in different way suitable at any particular instance.
Calculations can often be carried out from right to left or from left to right. One can represent numbers in more than one way; we can work two or more figures at a time if we wish.
The Vedic system does not insist on a purely analytic approach as many modern teaching methods do. This makes a big difference to the attitude which children have towards mathematics.
Mental, improves memory – The ease and simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down). There are many advantages in using a flexible, mental system.
Pupils can invent their own methods; they are not limited to the one ‘correct’ method. This leads to more creative, interested and intelligent pupils. It also leads to improved memory and greater mental agility.
Bear in mind also that mathematical objects are mental objects. In working directly with these objects as in mental maths you get closer to the objects and understand them and their properties and relationships much better.
Promotes creativity – All these features of Vedic math encourage students to be creative in doing their math. Being naturally creative students like to devise their own methods of solution. The Vedic system seeks to cultivate intuition, having a conscious proof or explanation of a method beforehand is not essential in the Vedic methodology.
Appeals to everyone – The Vedic system appears to be effective over all ability ranges: the able child loves the choice and freedom to experiment and the less able may prefer to stick to the general methods but loves the simple patterns they can use. Artistic types love the opportunity to invent and have their own unique input, while the analytic types enjoy the challenge and scope of multiple methods.
Increases mental agility – Because the Vedic system uses these ultra-easy methods mental calculation is preferred and leads naturally to develop mental agility. And this in turn leads to growth in other subjects.
Efficient and fast – In the Vedic system ‘difficult’ problems or huge sums can often be solved immediately. These striking and beautiful methods are just a part of a complete system of mathematics which is far more systematic than the modern ‘system’. Vedic Mathematics manifests the coherent and unified structure naturally inherent in mathematics and the methods are direct, easy and complementary.
Easy, fun – The experience of the joy of mathematics is an immediate and natural consequence of practicing Vedic Mathematics. And this is the true nature of maths – not the rigid and boring ‘system’ that is currently widespread.
Methods apply in algebra – Another important feature of the Vedic system is that once an arithmetic method has been mastered the same method can be applied to algebraic cases of that type – the beautiful coherence between arithmetic and algebra is clearly manifest in the Vedic system.
General Concepts of Science
Study of general science enables students to develop skills that relate to a wider variety of topics, ideas, and experiences.
Through general science concepts, you will be able to learn different things from astronomy, chemistry, biology, computer information science, anthropology, geology and physics.
Science, as a subject is universal and knows no boundaries. Science almost revolutionaries human life and proved indispensable for existence of man.
Now, supremacy of Science has been established in every field. In fact, so great is its importance for man and society that the present day people live in an “age of science”. Science teaches what evidence is, what proof is.
- Science provides unique training in observation and reasoning. Science students reason from definitely ascertained facts and form clear concepts. It makes one systematic and enables him to form an objective judgment.
- The discoveries have added to the prosperity of human race with vast increase of knowledge. Herbert Spencer in his, “What Knowledge is of Most Worth” gives information which study of Science furnishes. According to him, Science learning is incomparably more useful for our guidance in life. Other chief subjects too provide an intellectual training not inferior to that of Science. Practically, we live in a world of scientific discoveries. So science education cannot be neglected.
- H.E. Armstrong says that Science is taught to provide training in and knowledge of Scientific method, which is useful in the life pursuits. So this needs a School base of Science education.
- Science has its cultural value. It has a literature of its own. The Scientific discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Kelvin, Bose, Armstrong and others are treasures of mankind. So, Science has won the first rank of humanistic studies.
- Science has utilitarian value. It trains child to use his leisure properly. These are clearly illustrated in scientific hobbies.
- Modern knowledge of Science provides great intellectual pleasure. An educated person is under very great disadvantage if he is not familiar with that knowledge.
- Knowledge of the methods of observation and experiment in the different branches of Science helps pupils to develop a logical mind, a critical judgment and a capacity for methodical organization.
- Science is useful in that it remedies some of the defects of the ordinary school education. It is found to be the most valuable element in the education of those who show special aptitude. Science provides discipline of mind.