Why should you know vedic maths basics?
If you are writing JEE or planning to write it, then you must know that sometimes questions are deliberately framed such that you will waste your time in calculations. These questions normally have two ways to solve. Either by using shortcuts where even though numbers are weird, one can crack it easily or by using very long method involving lengthy calculations. If you know the shortcut then all well & good. Otherwise, either you end up with wrong calculations or even if you reach the correct answer, it is after wasting twice or thrice the required time. But no worries! There is something which ancient mathematicians had developed to help us out. These much simpler ways to multiply or square or find square roots are written in our Vedas. The collection of these techniques is the branch called Vedic Maths.
Let’s take a look at how Vedic Maths can make things really easy, not only in exams but otherwise too.
Vedic Maths: The Advantages Of Knowing The Basics
- Time Saver
In this world of extreme competition, everyone would do anything to gain an edge over others. With the growth of coaching institutions & affordable book prices, scope of an edge is not very clear. But, Vedic Maths is one such area that introduces scope of an edge as far as calculations are concerned. Have you ever said to yourself – ‘I wish I had 30 more minutes’. Well, Vedic Maths might not give you 30 more minutes, but it can save you a lot more than that. And if you come to thing of it, it’s the same.
- Vedic Maths & Calculators
There are many boards which allow the use of calculators in their main exams. This is very convenient as long as the Boards’ examinations go. But, this might prove detrimental in competitive examinations such as JEE/Olympiads. How?, if you ask – Because your mindset is such that a calculation, even a little complicated, can throw you off without a calculator. Throw you off not because you can’t do the calculation, but because of your mindset used to calculators. So, instead of a getting used to a calculator you should work on your Vedic Maths. With enough practice, it can bring you very close to a calculator.
- Physical Chemistry
Off all the chemistries, Physical chemistry is sometimes declared as their favourite by many students. One of the reasons behind this is that there aren’t any exceptions in it & it is mostly analytical/mathematical. There can be instances where even this leg of chemistry can involve demanding calculations, solving quadratic equations for instance. This can involve square root calculation. Vedic Maths comes really handy in calculation of square roots & can save a lot of your time there.
- The Intelligence Pay-off!
According to many neurologists, whenever mind works on patterns, some neural connections tend to get formed which can go beyond the original intent of that study. Learning to use Vedic Maths is nothing but using patterns to make calculations easier. If the neurologists are to be believed, Vedic Maths will help you form some neural connections which make you more intelligent. I bet you will agree with me on this – In this world, being intelligent pays off big!
Most of you preparing for difficult entrance examinations & olympiads should have a clear motivation in sight to learn Vedic Maths. If you do not, try squaring 103 with and without use of Vedic Mathematics, you’d find the motivation. Because like everything else – if you don’t, someone else will. And while many things don’t matter much, this one does.
We hope this article will draw your attention to Vedic Mathematics. Share any simpler calculation methods you know in the comments’ section. Keep enjoying your preparation.