
Vedic Math's & Other Methods

Vedic mathematics is a system of mathematics consisting of a
list of 16 basic sutras, or aphorisms.
They were presented by a Hindu scholar and mathematician,
Bharati Krishna Tirthji Maharaj, during
the early part of the 20th century.

The Trachtenberg System is a system of rapid mental
calculation, somewhat similar to Vedic maths.
It was developed by the Ukrainian engineer Jakow
Trachtenberg, in order to keep his mind occupied while being held in a Nazi
concentration camp.
Both the systems despite claims to the contrary, are nothing more than tricks and short cuts involving
elementary arithmetic and algebra (in case of Vedic math's).
Further as these are only short cuts,they lack generality of
applicability. As these systems only help in arithmetic computations, which
only play a small role in mathematics, they do not help much those students who need to master many branches
of mathematics.

Use of Abacus, system of finger binary and its variant
Chisanbop, developed by Hang Young Pai, suffer from same limitation.
It is surprising even today there are institutes training
students, in using Abacus.


When calculators are available, which are more faster and
accurate, why use an Abacus?.
Using a William Oughtred’s Slide rule is more beneficial. With it we can
make calculations much faster than we do with an abacus.


There is no truth in the claim that learning to use Abacus
improves sharpness or makes one more intelligent.
For learning these things only increases crystallized
intelligence. The learning acumen i.e. Fluid intelligence does not change.
Mozart Effect

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