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The Indiafrica Young Visionaries Fellowship 2014

Posted on 15 December, 2014 No comments

Gaurav Tekriwal being awarded the Indiafrica Fellowship 2014 by Shri V.K.Singh,Minister of State of External Affairs 


INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future is a unique people to people initiative that aims at engaging multiple stakeholders in India and Africa through contests, fellowships, discussions, events, collaborative projects and cultural exchanges.The Young Visionaries Fellowship seeks to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the two geographies.

As Young Visionaries,the winners receive recognition in India and Africa and get to interact with peers and industry leaders and participate in this Boot Camp to try and find ways of scaling up their enterprises and exploring avenues for partnership.

"It was absolutely a pleasure to be selected for the Young Visionaries Fellowship this year and meeting so many like minded individuals from different walks of life but with a common aim to bring about a positive change in India and Africa."

The Indiafrica Young Visionaries Fellowship Winners with Shri V.K.Singh


Exploring Maths with LEGO®

Posted on 03 December, 2014 No comments

With  “The Art of the Brick” – the world’s most popular LEGO® exhibit – coming to South Africa soon, there has been renewed enthusiasm around these classic building blocks. It’s educational value in terms of developing creativity and a sense of spatial orientation is unquestionable. However, I did some research on how LEGO® is being used by teachers and parents for Mathematics and was amazed at some of the innovative ideas being implemented.

1.      Pre-primary (3 – 6 years old): can be used to explore colours, counting and sharing.
2.      Foundation Phase (7 – 9 years old): useful for visual representation of addition, subtraction, decomposition of numbers, doubling, multiplication, sharing, patterns and symmetry.
3.      Intermediate Phase (10 – 13 years old): enhance understanding of concepts such as squaring of numbers, fractions, mean, median, mode and range.

For a detailed list of specific activities, visit the following site. 
There is bound to be an activity here that appeals to you and your child. 

I am sure your children will start creating again after visiting the exhibition. Use this opportunity to explore some Maths concepts with them as well. Tip for parents: Keep it informal - don’t make it seem like a Math lesson!



Neshni Naidoo

No More Number fear

Posted on 30 November, 2014 No comments

Reliance Digital TV, Vedic Maths Forum to teach maths on TV

Posted on 25 November, 2014 No comments
In a bid to foster tele-education, Reliance Digital TV Tuesday announced its partnership with The Vedic Maths Forum of India to provide mathematics teaching on television, a company statement said here.

The new channel "The World of Vedic Maths" will be available on Channel # 559 on Reliance DTH at just Rs.112 on a pay-per-subscription basis for a period of five weeks, the statement added.

"We are happy to provide our subscribers with the best of mathematics education through our association with The Vedic Maths Forum of India. We are confident that this partnership will enable our viewers to be part of a meaningful and fun learning experience of mathematics," said Ashutosh Srivastava, business head, Reliance DTH.

Reliance Digital will offer 16 hours of content spread across the five weeks, covering 35 individual topics in mathematics.

"This programme will enable thousands of students to better their maths skills even in this age of calculators and computers. Instead of making kids love the math they hate, why can't we make math something they love to learn?" said Gaurav Tekriwal, founder president of The Vedic Maths Forum India.

Source: Business Standard

Economic Times Article: Done in 6 seconds

Posted on 16 November, 2014 No comments

How's this for a morning teaser: What is 6,234 x 5,472? Or this: what day of the week will it be when you turn 70? Doing the math on your smartphone calculator or looking up the calendar

How's this for a morning teaser: What is 6,234 x 5,472? Or this: what day of the week will it be when you turn 70? Doing the math on your smartphone calculator or looking up the calendar


How's this for a morning teaser: What is 6,234 x 5,472? Or this: what day of the week will it be when you turn 70? Doing the math on your smartphone calculator or looking up the calendar?

How's this for a morning teaser: What is 6,234 x 5,472? Or this: what day of the week will it be when you turn 70? Doing the math on your smartphone calculator or looking up the calendar?

If we tell you that an eight-year-old will figure this out in less than six seconds in his mind, you will think we are kidding, won't you? But with training in the best of global mental math techniques now available in many cities, it's possible for you — and your child — to do this, and more, before you can say Gaussian Elimination. No wonder then that many ambitious parents not content with regular school training are enrolling their children for supplementary training in mental math to improv ...
If we tell you that an eight-year-old will figure this out in less than six seconds in his mind, you will think we are kidding, won't you? But with training in the best of global mental math techniques now available in many cities, it's possible for you — and your child — to do this, and more, before you can say Gaussian Elimination. No wonder then that many ambitious parents not content with regular school training are enrolling their children for supplementary training in mental math to improv ..

If we tell you that an eight-year-old will figure this out in less than six seconds in his mind, you will think we are kidding, won't you? But with training in the best of global mental math techniques now available in many cities, it's possible for you — and your child — to do this, and more, before you can say Gaussian Elimination. No wonder then that many ambitious parents not content with regular school training are enrolling their children for supplementary training in mental math to improv ..

Read more at:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/how-techniques-like-vedic-math-abacus-and-soroban-are-making-mathematics-fun-for-kids/articleshow/45161117.cms




















Children's Day Celebrations at VTC,Fort William, Kolkata

Posted on 14 November, 2014 No comments
Celebrating Children's Day with Mrs.Sen, Chairperson VTC, Fort William, Kolkata
It was a pleasure to be at the Vocational Training Centre at Fort William, Kolkata to be showcasing Vedic Mathematics during the Children's Day Celebrations. We trained two batches of students on the subject and for the first time their respective parents were showed the concepts they learnt. We would like to thank Mrs.B.Sen, Chairperson VTC, Fort William Kolkata, Shri Dharam ji and the entire team at VTC for the amazing response given to Vedic Mathematics.

A Student performing some Vedic Maths Methods for the audience

Teachers Training Workshop feedback from South Africa

Posted on 06 November, 2014 No comments
A Teacher practices the Finger Multiplication in Cape Town
A Teachers Training Workshop was held in South Africa recently.

It was conducted by Mrs.Neshni Naidoo, Director, Vedic Maths Forum South Africa at the West Riding Primary School and it was attended by almost a score of Maths Teachers.

Some feedback from the sessions:
  • Thank you for allowing the educators to really be actively involved during the sessions – the educators were able to discuss along; explain and show their understanding and share ideas. 
  • Interesting methods that we can definitely implement: learning the 9x table using our fingers;
  •       The presenter was very helpful and willing to assist. 

    Feedback from Mr. Anthony Mitchell (Grade 7 Educator) 

    I found the Vedic sessions to be useful. I think their approach to Maths is very interesting, something I would like to pursue further. The presenter had a passion she wanted to share. 
    From a Grade 7 perspective, it would be very interesting and valuable to look at more examples specifically relevant to the grade/phase. This said, many of the topics she discussed had universal value.
    Personally, I find working with numbers fascinating and inspiring. I am always keen to learn more and get as many points of view as I can. 

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