Teacher Training Courses
Description: These two certificated courses are for those who have some teaching experience (it does not have to be in mathematics) and who wish to teach the Vedic system.
You can enrol for either:
Basic + Intermediate OR Basic + Intermediate + Advanced 1
- see the details of these 3 courses below.
The video lessons can be watched at any convenient
time during the week and are available for the duration of the course..
The Course is conducted entirely online with Tests, Discussion Meetings, Assignments and optional 'Challenge Questions'.
Prior knowledge of Vedic Mathematics is not required.
Please note the course is not designed to be easy: of those who enroll some do not stay to finish the course and some do not reach the required level to pass. If you are not serious about becoming a certified Vedic Maths teacher do not apply for this course.
We have a pass mark of 70% and those achieving 90% or
more earn a distinction.
The Advanced 2 and Advanced 3 courses follow on from the Advanced 1 course described below.
Course created and conducted by Kenneth Williams.
CLICK HERE to join this course (goes to Math2Shine website)
Any queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Content for the Teacher Training Courses
Though the course does not aim to teach teaching, it includes advice on teaching, and teaching projects are part of the course.
The main aim is to present mathematics as a structured, but easy and unified subject. That is to say: the mathematical content is Vedic Maths.
We start at the beginning with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Various simple and natural devices are introduced that make calculations very easy.
We concentrate on mental maths as well as written work, and various checking devices are used.
In addition to the basic general methods we have special methods in the Vedic system, which enable very tough problems to be solved with ease. This gives confidence as well as creating a sense of fun in maths work.
In addition to the basic operations we cover:
Fractions, Divisibility, Algebra, Solving equations, Squaring; square roots, Transformations, Coordinate geometry, Quadratic equations. Recurring decimals, The Vedic Numerical Code, Etc.
Various historical aspects are also included in the course.
Detailed course content is:
1. HOLISTIC MATHS
Course overview, history of our number system. 10-point circle, completing 10s, addition. Mental addition from left to right
2. COMPLETING THE WHOLE
Early history of VM. Looking for 10s in addition, including adding columns
Using addition and subtraction together
3. DOUBLING AND HALVING
Number splitting: doubling and repeated doubling. Maths teaching. Halving and repeated halving
4. CREATIVE MATHS
Improvising and extending the multiplication tables
Multiplying and Dividing by 5, 50, 25
5. A MAGIC NUMBER
Digit sums, 9-point circle, casting out nines. Digit sum puzzles and divisibility by 3,9,6,15
6. CHECKING IT OUT
Checking with digit sums. Checking with first and last figures / Vedic Square
7. THE INVISIBLE NUMBER
Calculating left to right. Doubling & halving / Finger maths
Recent history. Subtraction-left to right. Checking subtractions
9. EXPLAINING VEDIC MATHS
Questions on Vedic Maths. Combining/comparing fractions
10. ALL FROM 9 AND THE LAST FROM 10
Subtraction. Bar numbers
11. THE POWER OF NEGATIVE THINKING
Using bar numbers for subtraction. Number splitting
12. ANOTHER MAGIC NUMBER
Multiplication by 11. Divisibility by 11 and a ‘digit sum’ check
13. COHERENT MATHS
General multiplication and reverse. Algebraic multiplication and its reverse
Multiplying numbers near 100. Proofs
15. NUMBER PATTERNS
Using Proportion to extend base multiplication
Multiplying near base 10, and multiples of 10
16. THINK OF A NUMBER
Use of transposition in solving word puzzles. Solving equations
17. SPECIAL AND GENERAL
Some special multiplication devices
18. SPECIAL DIVISION
Dividing by 9, 8, 11 etc. Algebraic division
19. NATURAL MATHS
The Sutras. Calculating areas. Temperature conversions. Spotting the obvious
Advice on structuring a talk
21. GENERAL MULTIPLICATION
Extending the Vertically and Crosswise method
22. SQUARES AND ROOTS
Squaring 2-figure numbers and binomials. Square root of a perfect square
Triple notation and addition. Rotations with triples
24. GENERAL SQUARING
The duplex, Squaring numbers of any size. Algebraic squaring
Advanced 1 Course
25. THE CROWNING GEM
Straight division. How to choose your remainder. Decimalizing the remainder
26. STRAIGHT DIVISION
Extending straight division to 3-figure divisors. Negative flag digits. Changing the numbers. Two figures or more on the flag
27. MASSIVE MULTIPLICATIONS
Multiplying numbers near high bases. Squaring near a base
Multiplying numbers near different bases
28. COORDINATE GEOMETRY
Equation of a line through two given points. Equation of a line through a given point and parallel or perpendicular to a given line
29. SQUARE ROOTS
The general method
Solving quadratic equations by two methods. Comparison of some Vedic and conventional methods
31. RECURRING DECIMALS
From left to right and from right to left
32. SPECIAL NUMBERS
An easy kind of multiplication and special numbers
Their application in making recurring decimals easier
The osculation process
34. TRIPLE GEOMETRY
Triple subtraction and applications
35. LEFT TO RIGHT
Written calculations from left to right
36. COMBINING CALCULATIONS / THE VALUE OF pi
Calculating from the left. Sanskrit and Pi