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## The Philippines – poised to retain the unofficial championship in IVMO 2023

With more than 4,500 Filipino mathletes competing, the Philippines is almost sure of getting the most number of awards and thus be the unofficial champion of the 3rd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad which will be held on Saturday, November 25,…

## Short Division

I have always wondered why the division algorithm we were taught during our elementary grades is called long division since there was no short division. In our previous post about dividing by two, we showed how a long number can…

## Subtraction by Addition in time computations

Janice watches a film. It finishes at 8.12 pm. The film is 2 hours 36 minutes long. At what time did it start?              4.24 pm 5.36 pm 5.46 pm 5.48 pm 5.54 pm This is a question given in…

## The Philippines is set to dominate IVMO for the 3rd straight year!

The Filipino mathletes, their coaches and their center coordinators are now aiming to dominate the 3rd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad(IVMO 2023) which will be held in both online and offline mode on Nov 25, 2023. With  63 out of the…

## Doubling and halving together

Last week we discussed ways of halving or dividing a number by two. The week before that we dealt on doubling or multiplying a number by two. We will now apply the two techniques together in a Sutra called Proportionately…

## Algebraic Division

“The area of a rectangle is 2x^4 - 3x^3 + x^2 - 3x + 12. If its width is  x^2 -3x + 3, What is its length? a) 2x^2 + 4 b) 2x^2 + x + 4 c) 2x^2…

## Digos City teacher is the lone passer in the IAVM level III assessment

Nesylda Alpacion, of Digos City Central Elementary, became only the sixth Filipino to be awarded the Foundation Level: Distinction  by the Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics. Ms. Alpacion, the District Math Coordinator of of Digos Occidental District, was…

## Expressing a number as a difference of two square integers

In how many ways can 96 be expressed as the difference of two square integers? 0 1 2 3 4 When this problem was given in the seniors division during the 2nd international Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (IVMO 2022) last November…

## Dividing by 2

Dividing by 2 or halving is another important skill that must be mastered together with doubling. The easiest numbers to halve are those composed entirely by even digits. Here we can perform halving digit by digit starting from the left.…

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