# Vedic Addition

## Vedic Addition by Vikram Devatha

Vedic Mathematics is a system of mathematics that allows problems to be solved quickly and efficiently. It is based on the work of Sri Bharathi Krishna Thirthaji Maharaja (1884 – 1964), who devised the system from a close study of the Vedas. It is based on 16 sutras (aphorisms) that provide a principle or a rule of working to solve a problem.

This series of books is an attempt to present the material in a modular fashion. Each book focuses on one arithmetic operation – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These books can be read in any order, but it is recommended that addition and subtraction be read before multiplication and division. This particular book is related to addition only, and subsequent books will cover the other arithmetic operations.

The book features screencasts that explain each technique, visuals and interactive exercises.

## Book Details

Author: Vikram Devatha

Print Length: 43 pages

Publisher: Auro e-Books

Book format: PDF, iBooks

Language: English, Tamil

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## Contents

- Preface
- Some notes
- Conventional method
- Column-less method
- Two-digit method
- Three-digit method
- Real world problems
- Answers to exercises
- References

## Book Sample

## Vedic Addition

### Preface

Vedic Mathematics is a system of mathematics that allows problems to be solved quickly and efficiently. It is based on the work of Sri Bharathi Krishna Thirthaji Maharaja (1884 – 1964), who devised the system from a close study of the Vedas. The Vedas are ancient scriptures of India that deal with many subjects. It is based on 16 sutras (aphorisms) from the Vedas that provide a principle or a rule of working to solve a problem. These sutras may be ancient in origin, but are still relevant to modern day mathematics.

Vedic Math provides many different methods to solve any given problem. The choice of method depends on the conditions that the given problem satisfies. This is very much like planting a tree – the choice of which tree to plant has to depend on the nature of the soil and the environment. It is impossible to plant the same tree everywhere without considering the surroundings. Vedic math works in a similar manner.

Conventional mathematics generally provides a single method to solve a mathematical problem. This method is applied “blindly” whenever the student comes across the problem. However, in vedic math, the student chooses which method to employ. In multiplication, for instance, there are almost five different methods that can be used, and the choice of method depends entirely on what the student is comfortable with.

Learning such a system of mathematics at an early age can greatly help in dispelling fears of mathematics in children and can even make it more fun. Vedic math also allows us to develop the ability of lateral thinking, enabling us be faster at calculations and even to rely less on the calculator.

This series of books is an attempt to present the material in a modular fashion. Each book focusses on one specific arithmetic operation – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These books can be read in any order, but it is recommended that addition and subtraction be read before multiplication and division. This particular book is related to addition only, and subsequent books will cover the other arithmetical operations.

Some of the vedic methods apply to specific sets of numbers, while others are general methods and can be used in all cases.

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## About Author

Vikram Devatha has been a high school teacher for 5 years at Future School, in the international community of Auroville, in south India. A business graduate from the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), he worked in a silk business for 7 years before deciding to take up teaching as a profession in 2003. Since then, he has studied and taught Vedic Math, and researched new techniques that help to simplify Mathematics for the layman. He has taught Vedic Mathematics to high school students, primarily in the 14 to 18 years age group. He has also given public demonstrations and conducted workshops both home and abroad, Vikram has also studied some sections central to the Vedas in depth in a 2 year diploma course at the Bharathiya Vidya Bhawan in Bangalore (south India), where he subsequently taught for 3 years in a part-time role.