The Vedas, written around 1500-900 BCE, are ancient Indian texts containing a record of human experience and knowledge. Thousands of years ago, Vedic mathematicians authored various theses and dissertations on mathematics. It is now commonly believed and widely accepted that these treatises laid down the foundations of algebra, algorithm, square roots, cube roots, various methods of calculation, and the concept of zero.

Vedic mathematics is a system of mathematics consisting of a list of 16 basic sūtras, or aphorisms. They were presented by a Hindu scholar and mathematician, Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja, during the early part of the 20th century. Tirthaji claimed that he found the sūtras after years of studying the Vedas, a set of sacred ancient Hindu texts.

Gaurav Tekriwal, President of the Vedic Maths Forum in India, is an educator teaching the joys of ancient mathematic techniques to the world.

This is a very simple technique showing how to do vedic math with 3 didit numbers

In 1998 when Mr. Pradeep Kumar started working on Vedic Mathematics, it was a little known subject and everybody who came to know about his decision discouraged him. At that point of time he felt that the vedic mathematics is incoherent. He devised this course in a systematic way so that trainers can teach it and derive results.

At the Maharishi School in Lancashire we have developed a course on Vedic mathematics for key stage 3 that covers the national curriculum. The results have been impressive: maths lessons are much livelier and more fun, and children enjoy their work more and expectations of possibilities are much higher.