# Posts tagged ‘Ancient Indian Mathematics’

## 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.

## 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!