Author: J T Glover
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81 2081670
An exceptional book, it is not only a sophisticated pedagogic tool but also an introduction to an ancient civilization.
Vedic Mathematics for Schools Book 2 is the continuation of Vedic Mathematics for Schools Book 1.
This book is based on the fundamental principles of Vedic Mathematics which were reconstructed earlier this century by Shri Shankaracarya Bharati Krishna Tirthaji. Although the Sutras may well be very ancient, practice and experience have shown that they are highly relevant and useful to the modern-day teaching of mathematics. They are entirely applicable to modern problems and even to modern approaches to mathematics.
Topics covered include the four rules of number, fractions and decimals, simplifying and solving in algebra, perimeters and areas, ratio and proportion, percentages, averages, graphs, angles and basic geometrical constructions. The book contains step-by-step worked examples with explanatory notes together with over two hundred practice exercises.
The real contribution of this book is to demonstrate that Vedic mathematics belongs not only to an hoary antiquity but is any day as modern as the day after tomorrow.
The material in this book is currently used at schools around the world associated with the Education Renaissance Trust.