COURSE PROFILE: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS BY VEDIC MATH

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Hello ECI834!

My classmate and a friend Hu Sile have decided to join forces and create our Online Course together! As a mathematics educator, I have taught students from secondary education to undergraduate studies and one thing that I have noticed in my students is the fear of mathematics. Right from the lower grades students are bombarded with the mathematics syllabus containing arithmetic, algebra, geometry and are taught to solve the mathematical problems with standard techniques and not by logic and shortcuts.

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Our Course Foundation of mathematics by Vedic Math is designed to assist students to recognize their hidden potential, improve their mathematical abilities and also drastically enhance their academic performance and ultimately eradicate Math-Phobia. Learning mathematics must be a fun and joyful experience and this course are designed to serve that purpose. So this is the beginning which will eventually be an outstanding course with all of your support and feedback.

COURSE PROFILE

Target Audience:

Vedic math is based on math tricks. Age for learning Vedic math is minimum 10 years and should be taught at the age of 11 or 12 to give a kick-start to maths problems. However, the Targeted Audience for this course would be students who are 16 years and above. This course would be best for students and working professionals who are looking forward to entering universities and clear entrance exams and secure admissions to the best universities of their Dream. This would also be an Ideal course for Math teachers who want to make their Math classes more interesting & innovative and add another skill set to their teaching practices.

Course Timeline:

This online course is comprised of ten sessions and designed to cover the entire module in ten weeks.

Course Delivery:

Foundation of mathematics by Vedic Math course will be formatted in a fully online form, which combines a flipped self-learning procedure with weekly synchronous sessions. It should be noted that conceptual videos of related every course content will be posted to Google Classroom (Learning Management system).

  • Prior to each formal course section, students must pre-watch the foundational knowledge video associated with the upcoming class content by accessing through Google Classroom Courses links. When you finish the video, you are expected to fill and submit the Google Form regarding the description of your understanding or the problems you are struggling with.
  • Our synchronous sessions will employ zoom– an online conferencing software (available for PC, Mac, and smart devices) to give lectures and help solve the problems encountered

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Mathematics is one such analysis that requires reasoning and mind is used at its best but unfortunately, students are largely dependent on calculators even to perform simple calculations. Most of the learners studying conventional mathematics manage to solve problems that are taught to them at school, but they are unable to solve the problems that are new. They will follow the traditional methods which involve lengthy steps and end up drawing to a conclusion that math is difficult. The main reason for this is the lack of basics and the foundations of mathematics are laid in a complicated manner.  Innovation in education means doing what’s best for each and every student in the classroom and to do that we have to be flexible and so must be the lessons, and curriculum. Learning mathematics must be a fun and joyful experience and Vedic mathematics are one of such methods which simplify the process of learning mathematics and students will learn to reason which will result in innovations.

The most striking feature of the Vedic methods is its coherence. The entire system is interrelated and unified: the general multiplication method, for example, is easily reversed to allow one-line divisions, and the simple squaring method can be reversed to give one-line square roots. And, these are all easily understood. This unifying quality is very satisfying, it makes arithmetic easy and enjoyable, and it encourages innovation.

Difficult arithmetic problems and huge sums can often be solved immediately by Vedic methods. These striking and elegant methods are a part of a system of arithmetic which we believe to be far more methodical than conventional mathematics. “Vedic” Mathematics is said to manifest the coherent and unified structure of arithmetic, and its methods are complementary, direct and easy.

The learning outcome of this course will enable students to perform complex mathematical calculations mentally and set aside their calculators. There are many advantages of using a flexible, mental system. Students can invent their own methods and they are not limited to one method. This leads to more creative, interested and intelligent students.

Course Module:

Section 1: Welcome & Introductions

Section 2: Base Method by Vedic tricks

Section 3: Multiplication of Complex numbers in seconds

Section 4: Finding Square of Complex numbers

Section 5: Finding the Square root of Complex numbers

Section 6: Finding Cube of Complex numbers

Section 7: Finding Cube root of Complex numbers

Section 8: Division of Complex numbers by Vedic tricks

Section 9: Finding the Percentage of Complex numbers by Vedic tricks

Section 10: Finding a Fraction of Complex numbers by Vedic tricks

Course Materials:

There are no textbooks that are required in our class, but as it is mentioned above, we do demand class participants to use their computers or smart devices which have access to a stable and fast-speed internet connection for our online class delivery tasks. For those who are struggling with how to utilize our toolsets, we listed the instruction videos as follows, wish they would help:

Attendance: 

Attendance will be mandatory, synchronous sessions will be recorded when delivering the class. We understand that there will be a variety of reasons for students’ miss, therefore, all the recorded videos of class contents and E-materials will be accessible for all registered students during the course timeline. On account of those random reasons for missing classes, before each class, we will send a reminder email to all registered students for participation confirmation.

Assessment and Assessment Strategies:

(ONE on ONE Evaluation and Expert Evaluation)

Formative assessment will happen after every class section which aims to record students’ pace for learning outcomes and help students gain an insight into Vedic Mathematics. Teacher will deliver quizzes via Google Classroom, and students will give their video responses to each assignment by using flipgrid, your response video requires a methodical approach, which means in your video, you have to thoroughly describe how you approach the problems, and explain your train of thoughts, instead of simply providing an answer. (suppose educator has adjusted the length of a video to 5 mins). Assigned teachers will give feedback and provide guides by tracing each students’ flipgrid video.

Students are encouraged to work in groups and discuss with each other problems, any meaningful video comments on other students video responses will be marked as part of the final summative assessment.

Assignments:

Every week assignments will be shared in each individual Course Module. As specific students require diverse methods of instruction, assignments, and expectations may alter depending on the individual student need.

Rationale:

This course is designed to assist students to recognize their hidden potential, improve their mathematical abilities and also drastically enhance their academic performance and ultimately eradicate Math-Phobia. Learning mathematics must be a fun and joyful experience and this course are designed to serve that purpose.

By the end of every session, students will have a better understanding of Vedic mathematics and will be able to solve problems 100 times faster than normal methods. As students progress through the course they will sharpen their minds which will increase mental agility and intelligence. Students will be learning how to speed up multiplication, Division, finding squares, square roots, Cubes, Cube Roots, performing algebraic Equations in seconds without using calculators. This course will change their paradigm about solving mathematical problems and start to love, enjoy math more than they ever did.

By having regular Interaction with a teacher, students will have more support in mastering the concept, which will boost their self-confidence and cultivates an Interest in numbers.

Obviously, we have a long way to go and have Improvising to do. Any advice is welcome and greatly appreciated!

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9 thoughts on “COURSE PROFILE: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS BY VEDIC MATH

  1. This sounds great! I love teaching math and have had the opportunity to teach many grades. You are so right about the Mathphobia also known as arithmophebia. Students enter the classroom hating math, thinking they are not capable of doing the math or that they are “dumb” I try to come up with tricks or mnemonics to increase confidence, but sometimes by grade 7 and 8 it is a losing battle. I look forward to your lessons and hope that I can integrate some of what you are creating into my lessons.

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    • Thanks for your time in going through my course profile. Learning Math must be a fun and joyful experience but the way it taught creates just the opposite. As math educators, our first priority must be finding ways and techniques to eradicate Math-Phobia in students and then try to teach if not then whatever we teach might reach only a handful of students in our class. Every child has talent and is smart but every math teacher must be the same.

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      • Hi I am trying to go through your prototype but I require the code to join Google Classroom. Could you please share this with me. Thank you
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    • The code to join Google Classroom is akcqzn, I hope by viewing my video and course material, may help you to understand the technic of Vedic maths and some module you can integrate into your class.

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  3. I’m really looking forward to seeing this course develop! Even my calculus students have a fear of math sometimes so this would be incredibly helpful as well as make them quicker in their mental math skills which they still rely quite heavily on a graphing calculator for! Will you be creating your own videos for the course or using ones previously made?

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