Math Phobia – the fear of Math is prevalent everywhere among students, teachers and parents. Numeracy levels are decreasing in India, United States, South Africa and Ghana and is second to the current pandemic. Problems like 98 x 97 can be solved in five seconds with a system called Vedic Math to suit students in school and those taking the SAT or GMAT. Founder Gaurav Tekriwal stumbled upon the holistic approach while studying for daunting tests to enroll in business school in India, and found a book called Vedic Mathematics by Tirthaji introducing incredible principles of Math that were unheard of. Guarav began hosting workshops and students immediately showed progress in numeracy skills. After authoring a video series and launching the website in 2006 www.vedicmathsindia.org, Vedic Maths Forum Pvt Ltd. is currently active in five countries and over ten cities in India.
Vedic Math learners can also do Squares, Cubes, Percentages, Fractions and even Cube roots in far less time than imagined. Gaurav says, “Math is a universal language. Just like Yoga and Ayurveda from India, Vedic Math is a gift to the world, which is why I started advocating for it to ease the pain for students and make math fun. Anyone from 8 years and above can learn Vedic Math. We offer live one-on-one online programs for students, competitive exam aspirants (SAT & GMAT) and even a teachers’ training program for those who want to teach.”
There is a current active network of over 300 teachers globally and The Vedic Math Forum is present in 5 countries and 10 cities in India. Online teaching happens round the clock 24|7 from a central location in Kolkata.
Website URLs: https://www.vedicmathsindia.org
More about Gaurav Tekriwal
Tekriwal gave a TED Talk on Vedic Math in New York City and 5 more TEDx talks in India introducing the subject and making it an idea worth spreading with over 3.2 million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grkWGeqW99c&t=4s
He also authored 3 books on Vedic Math, published by Penguin Random House, and three more to be released in 2021. Guarav was awarded by the Hon’ble Governor of the state of West Bengal Shri K.N.Tripathiji for contribution in field of Vedic Mathematics in 2016 and won the fellowship by Ministry of External Affairs Shri V.K.Singh for work on Vedic Mathematics in South Africa in 2014. He has worked with TATA Sky & Reliance Big TV to take Vedic Maths Courses pan India via the DTH System between the period of 2011-2013 and partnered with the Dept. of Education, Silvassa to teach Vedic Mathematics to over 7000 students in Feb-March 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96gOgESD-wE