Posts tagged ‘Ancient Indian Mathematics’

Workshop on Algorithms & Combinatorics in NJ, USA

Workshop on Combinatorics and Algorithms at Chinmaya Vrindavan, New Jersey, USA



Vedic Mathrix 2015

Vedic Mathrix is anĀ annual residential camp on Indian mathematics conducted by Chinmaya International Foundation and School of Vedic Maths.

The camp aims at creating a deeper understanding of Mathematics and taking the participants through a tour of deeper-level geometrical aspects of triangles, polygons, circles, cyclic quadrilaterals, and so on along with geometric-algebra, history and development of mathematics. Five days of the camp will be filled with fun and stress-free learning of Mathematics through classroom sessions, group discussions and indoor & outdoor activities / games. The serene environment of Chinmaya International Foundation gives a different experience of learning.

Students would like to look at Mathematics from a deeper perspective and who wish to become creative thinkers in life will have a lot to take home from this camp.

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Vedic Mathrix

Algebraic identities on Squaring

Have you ever thought why is (a+b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2? If not, then here’s a presentation why it is so. Similarly, why (a-b)^2 = a^2 – 2ab + b^2

These algebraic identities were given by Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya-II in the 12th Cent. in his text Lilavati. He gave two more interesting ways of squaring which are Squaring #3 & Squaring #4

The above given links are a few ways of doing squaring mentally. Learn them and enjoy mental squaring!


Multiplication in Lilavati

Bhaskaracharya-II (1114 – 1193 CE) was one of the greatest Mathematicians that India has every produced. One of his treatises was ‘Lilavati‘ where he discusses various topics of mathematics. Below are a few links where we have made a presentation of different ways of multiplication discussed in Lilavati. Learn and Enjoy!

Multiplication #1

Multiplication #2

Multiplication #3

Multiplication #4