The magic of Vedic math  Gaurav Tekriwal

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There is more than one way to reach a correct answer in mathematics. Vedic math, an ancient Indian method, sidesteps traditional computations in a manner that provides a shortcut, while being fun to use and to learn. At TEDYouth 2012, to ooh’s and aah’s from the amazed crowd, Gaurav Tekriwal demonstrates the magic of Vedic math.
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Gaurav Tekriwal is the founder and president of The Vedic Maths Forum India. An educator and motivator, Gaurav has been imparting Vedic Mathematics skills for the past five years. He inspires and informs people, helping them to realize their true potential by introducing them to an ancient Indian system of mathematics.Here's Gaurav's talk at TED@Bangalore, filmed as part of the TED Talent Search.This site provides comprehensive material on Vedic Mathematics. This includes an introduction, simple tutorials, and lists of resources on Vedic Mathematics. It also sells books on Vedic Mathematics.For some tutorials on Vedic math, go here.Practice your Vedic math skills here.
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