Vedic Maths to offer easy solution to toughest problems
Right wing organisation Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), headed by Dinanath Batra, is going to introduce Vedic Maths syllabus in private schools from Class I to XII this academic year. The subject aims to promote ancient teaching practices in schools.
Initially, the course outline for Vedic Maths will be introduced in five private schools on a pilot project basis and following its success it will be rolled out in other schools whosoever agrees to adopt the programme.
“It is for the first time that the full syllabus for Vedic Maths is going to be introduced in schools. The schools, where the curriculum will be introduced are located in Delhi’s <g data-gr-id="31">Sakurbasti</g>, Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua, Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut and Gujarat’s Idar,” said Atul Kothari, the co-convener of SSUN.
When asked why SSUN preferred private schools over government institutes, Kothari said, “It is not that we prefer private schools. Since they agreed to adopt the new programme, we moved ahead with introducing the course. But, in case of govt-run schools, we need permission from the <g data-gr-id="32">govts</g> concerned for such things.” He added: “We will be sending a proposal, suggesting the introduction of Vedic Maths syllabus in government schools as well to the ministries concerned such as PMO and HRD min.”
Experts working for the promotion of Vedic Maths have opined that there is a huge potential in <g data-gr-id="34">indigenous</g> form of maths than the traditional one. “Vedic Maths is an indigenous way of solving the toughest mathematical problems orally. Through this format, a student is taught to solve the problems of multiplication from both ways – right to left and left to right, which is not possible in present format,” said Kailash Viswakarma, an associate professor (Physics) at Bundelkhand
“Given the fact Maths is not a most-liked subject among students, Vedic Maths is an initiative to develop interest among students to learn the subject in the easiest way. The old way of maths will enable students to solve problems of division, multiplication and subtraction without the help of calculators,” said Viswakarma, national coordinator for Vedic Maths at Nyas.
According to the curriculum, students would be taught arithmetic for the first week and then algebra, trigonometry, etc. Three universities have already started teaching Vedic mathematics after they inked memorandums of understanding signed with the Shiksha Bachao Andolan of Dinanath Batra, widely known for his Hindutva-inspired ideas.