Integrate Vedic Mathematics in NCERT textbooks, say experts


NEW DELHI: To remove fear of mathematics from the minds of students, there is need to integrate Vedic system in NCERT textbooks as it is easier to learn and can help develop competence among students, experts said today.

“Vedic Mathematics method is easier in solving problems as compared to modern mathematics. There is a need for integrating Vedic Mathematics with modern mathematics which NCERT follows to develop competence among students to solve mathematical problems faster than computers and calculators,” Atul Kothari, National Secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas told reporters.

He said states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Gujarat have adopted vedic mathematics system. Some colleges of Delhi University and IIT’s have also adopted it. Countries like Canada and Germany are following the Vedic Mathematics method as it is easier to solve problems with it as compared to modern mathematics.

“Even NASA, and global universities like Standford and Barkley are using it,” he said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has declared the Year 2012 as “National Year Of Mathematics” as it is the 125th birth anniversary of noted mathematician Srinivas Ramanujam. “But government has not undertaken a single workshop to promote ‘Vedic Mathematics’,” Kothari said.

To remove fear of mathematics from the student’s mind and evolve effective methods of teaching mathematics, the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, is organising an three-day workshop called ‘Mathematical Movement’.

“More than 60 schools from Delhi and NCR region would be participating in the workshop,” said Prabhakar Mishra, State Coordinator, Vedic Mathematics.

The Nyas would be establishing ‘Vedic Mathematics Research Centre’ in Ujjain, he said