Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras & thirteen Sub-Sutras.
In the Vedic system ‘difficult’ problems or huge sums of multiplications, addition, subtraction, division etc. can often be solved immediately by the Vedic tricks & formulas (sutras). 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 of mathematics and the methods are complementary, direct and easy.
The 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.
But the real beauty and effectiveness of Vedic Mathematics cannot be fully appreciated without actually practising the Vedic Maths tricks & sutras. One can then see that it is perhaps the most refined, ancient and efficient mathematical system possible.