New Course from IAVM; new schedules for assessments

The Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics(IAVM) recently announced the offering of the Vedic Mathematics Teacher Training  Program. The course will cover the fundamentals of VM and is aimed primarily at teachers in the USA and Europe during their Easter…

Multiplication by 8 and 7

In last week’s issue of this newsletter, we discussed a quick way of multiplying by 9. We will extend that method to multiplying by 8 and 7. As we have pointed out in our book, Algebra Made Easy as Arithmetic,…

Computing Savings

“Blinko Supermarket sells 8 kg of flour for \$5.76. Bankit Store sells 12 kg of flour for \$6.48. How much will I save when buying 20 kg of flour at Bankit Store by comparison with buying the same amount at…

4th MVMNC Mechanics

Since 2021, MATH-Inic Philippines annually organizes two annual national competitions to promote Vedic Mathematics(VM) in Philippine schools: the MATH-Inic Vedic Mathematics National Challenge(MVMNC) and the Philippine National Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (PNVMO). VM is a complete, simplified, and unified system of…

Pi Day and doomsdays

Today is Pi Day! Pi (π) is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is an irrational number but often, its decimal approximation of 3.14 is used. Since 1988, 3/14 or March 24 is celebrated…

Interested participants in the 4th MATH-Inic Vedic Mathematics National Challenge (4th MVMNC) may now register under the Area Facilitators listed below: Queency Faith Alcuizar, Santa Cruz National High School, Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, https://math-inic.org/queency Frederick F. Faz, Philippine Science…

Multiplication by 9

Many young school children find it hard to multiply by 9, using the conventional right to left method, whether or not they mastered the 9 times table. But as we have discussed in our books 25 Math Short Cuts (pp.…

Largest Fraction

Which fraction is the largest? 5/8 7/12 11/16 13/24 31/ 48 This question was given in the lower primary level (9 years and younger) of the 3rd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (IVMO 2023) last November 25 2023. Perhaps, due to…

Schedule of IAVM Assessments

The Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics (IAVM) in cooperation with MATH-Inic Philippines will be conducting another round of online Foundation Level Assessments in March and April. This is to enable the area facilitators and trainers to gain their…

Sequences IV

Last week we discussed this problem which was given in the Intermediate category of the 3rd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (IVMO 2023): “A sequence starts, 4, 5, 8, 13, 20,... What is the 98th term in this sequence? A) 9511      …