Monday, August 1, 2016

Vedic Mathamatics workshop

A Vedic Ganit workshop for the teachers organised by Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhg, Panbazar, Guwahati concluded on on 23 July 2016 at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati.

Total 41 teachers participated from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh besides a few from other schools around Guwahati.

Sri Sriram Chauthaiwale, a former professor of Mathematics from Nagpur, Maharastra, who is the all India Asst. Secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Uttha Nyas, was the resource person for the three days Vedic Ganit workshop held from 21st to 23rd July 2016. Creating awareness about glorious history of Indian Mathematics and introducing the basic techniques of Vedic Mathematics in arithmetic and algebra, so that the students can do the bigger calculations easily and creating a fear free Mathematics learning environment in the schools is the sole objective of the workshop.

Areas covered in the workshop:

1. Arithmetic: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Square, Cube Square roots and cube roots of natural numbers.

2. Operations on surds.

3. Divisibility

4. Multiplication and division of polynomials.

5. Contributions of ancient Indian mathematicians.

Dr. Kailash Ch. Goswami, former Vice Principal and Head of the Department Maths of B. Barooah College, Guwahati guided teachers in the concluding programme on 23 July for effective teaching of Vedic Ganit. He said we should always give the practical knowledge of Mathematics to our students and encourage our students for maximum practice of Mathematics. Kum. Meera Kulkarni, Pranta Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra Assam Prant said that we can create deshabhakta through teaching vedic mathematics to students.

Earlier in the inaugural program on 21st July Dr. Ramchandra Deka, former Vice Principal of Pragjyotish College Guwahati urged the teachers to teach mathematics to students like a game to create interest among them. Sri Pravin Dabholkar, Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari stressed on the objective of the workshop.

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