Mathematics is a tricky subject. Those
who love, enjoy it much and those who don’t, feel it’s boring. I lost interest
in mathematics while in 7th class. Based on whatever I remember, it was mainly
due lack of understanding of negative numbers. By nature, I am kinaesthetic
person and therefore I refuse to accept anything unless understood thoroughly.
Generally just memorization doesn’t work for me and the same thing happened
about multiplication of negative numbers. Our teacher presented them as rules
and I refused to accept them at face value. One year later my cousin
grandfather started living with us and he had great interest in teaching.
Moreover, his concepts in mathematics were extremely clear and he could answer
all my crazy questions. This retriggered my interest in mathematics. The whole
journey was so joyful that I wish everyone get a grandfather like him who is at
home to help with fundamental questions in studies.
Later,
when I was in 9th I was introduced to Vedic Math by my close friend. At that time
I thoroughly enjoyed it and started using it to an extend where I totally
forgot methods taught in the school. Couple of years back I started taking
courses in Vedic Math and I repeatedly received questions about relevance of
the course in school. Even though these methods cannot be directly used in
school today, some of the methods are being included in school curriculum and
therefore I decided to author books as per the curriculum.
When
I started thinking about developing books as per the curriculum, next question
was which board to follow. After a bit of research I got to know that CBSE is
most popular board in India and therefore I decided to develop Vedic Math books
for CBSE curriculum. Finally, I had a choice of developing books from class I
and I decided to develop the first book for class VIII. Class VIII is
foundation for board exams and therefore I felt this is right time to start
strengthening our knowledge, skills and abilities.
The
structure of the book and sequence of the syllabus is not the same and it is
intentional. The book is divided into two sections. Section I is to learn basic
principles and section II is for application of principles. Section I is mostly
to explain the procedure and it is important to refer section II to confirm that
concepts are understood and ability to apply concepts has been developed.
The
book is designed in such a way that all required methods from Vedic math are
covered here and the student need not refer to any other book to learn the
basics. Secondly numbers (data) are represented in pictorial format or charts
wherever appropriate. This certainly simplifies the learning.
I
have explained principles wherever relevant. This shall help the pupil to
understand them further and apply them confidently. In the curriculum of 8th
class, algebraic identities are covered and they shall help the pupil to learn
how some of the arithmetic formulae were derived. This also gives them
opportunity to derive, add their own derivations to simplify things further.
Below
are the contents of the book.

Acknowledgments


1

Purpose


2

Introduction to Vedic Math


3

Digit sum and checking answers


4

Argumental division


5

Representing data in pictorial format


6

Divisibility checks, factorisation
and HCF


7

Square and square root


8

Cube and cube root


9

Basic operations on algebraic terms


10

Factorization of polynomials


11

Algebraic division


12

Rational numbers


13

Linear equations in one variable


14

Exponents and powers


15

Ratio and percentage


16

Direct and inverse proportion


17

Area, perimeter and volume


I assure you that students will enjoy the
book. If you are in Indian subcontinents, we will send the book by post. For
everyone else ebook is available. The price of the book is Rs. 350 (Including
Postage) for Indian subcontinent. Paperback will be available on Instamojo and digital copy
will be available on Google Play.