2nd Online Vedic Mathematics Conference
12th - 13th March 2016
6:30 to 9:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time)
[other start times: 5am* PST (USA), 8am* EST (USA), 1pm UK, 11pm (Brisbane, Australia), 2am New Zealand]
Following the success of the Inaugural global online VM conference in March 2015and the Vedic Maths symposium at the World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok in July 2015, the Vedic Maths Academy is delighted to announce the 2nd global online VM conference. The theme this year is Vedic Mathematics in Education.
The event will feature renowned Vedic Math teachers sharing their work, experts talking about special projects, scholars reading their research papers, workshops on instructional approaches, panel discussion with a focus on effective Vedic Math teaching, and experts to answer questions.
The aims of the Vedic Maths conference are to:
1. broaden the awareness of VM
2. introduce and illustrate the speed, fun and flexibility of VM
3. share discoveries and benefits
4. bring people together with similar interests
5. discuss future pathways for VM
Who should attend?
Anyone who has an interest in maths or maths education. That is teachers, parents, researchers, students etc.
DAY 1, 12th March, 2016
1) Opening and Introduction
2) Global VM practices: A series of short presentations from VM practitioners around the world telling us what they are doing, their success stories, plans, challenges etc.
10 minute break
3) Workshop 1 by Swati Dave "Mental Mathematics in the Age of Computers and Calculators "
25 minutes including Q&A
4) Workshop 2 by Kenneth Williams "Special Numbers, Special Shapes"
25 minutes including Q&A
5 minute break
5) Special Project Workshops: These are accounts of special projects that are underway in various parts of the world. Each will have a brief Q&A session. The 'Chat' facility will give all participants the opportunity to ask questions about these projects.
30 minutes including Q&A
6) Conclusion of Day 1
DAY 2, 13th March, 2016
*[USA residents please note daylight saving time starts on 13th March so your start time will be an hour later than for Day 1: 6am PST (USA), 9am EST (USA)]
2) VM research: Presentations outlining research papers that have been submitted to the Conference. Each will have a brief Q&A session.
Registered participants will have access to all the full papers a few days prior to the event.
60 minutes including Q&A
3) Workshop 3 by James Glover "Developing Strategic Thinking Skills"
15 minutes includingQ&A
4) Workshop 4 by Vinay Nair "Squares and Square Roots"
15 minutes including Q&A
5 minute break
5) Panel discussions: A series of discussions on moving forward with Vedic Mathematics: global, educational, research etc. Conducted by Dr Arvind Prasad with 3 panellists.
55 minutes including Q&A
These discussions will be based around questions submitted by the conference participants.
6) Q & A from conference participants on any aspect of the Conference and discussion of further developments.
This is where you can offer your comments, suggestions, insights etc.
7) Conclusion of Conference
Only a web browser and headphones or speaker are required to view and participate.
Access through Smartphones is also possible.
Conference access details will be sent 1 day prior to the course start.
NB: The registration period will end 2 days before the conference start
If you would like to make a short presentation on Day 1, or if you have any question(s) you would like to see addressed on Day 2, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Recordings of the event will be available to anyone who has registered for the conference. A detailed pdf of the entire event will also be sent out.
Kenneth Williams James Glover Arvind Prasad Swati Dave Has been studying, researching and teaching Vedic Mathematics since 1971, founded the Vedic Mathematics Academy in 1998, published several articles, written several books, created DVDs, been invited to many countries to give seminars and courses. Gives online courses, including teacher training. Research includes developing Tirthaji's material, left-to-right calculating, Astronomy, applications of Triples, extension of Tirthaji's 'Crowning Gem', Calculus. James Glover has 35 years experience of teaching Vedic Maths in schools together with original research and development on its use in education. He has run many public courses, seminars and workshops in Vedic Mathematics and has held international courses for teacher training. He has authored five books: Vedic Mathematics for Schools 1, 2 and 3 and The Curious Hats of Magical Maths 1 and 2. He has written several papers on Vedic Mathematics together with published articles in the Indian press. James teaches mathematics in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Education: Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Advanced Diploma in Vedic Maths from Pasyanthi Academy and the Vedic Maths Academy
Current Employment: Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Community Contributions: Organizing committee/Editor: Aluminium Casthouse technology conference, 2011
Organizing committee/Co-Editor: Aluminium Casthouse technology conference, 2009
Organizing committee: Inaugural autonomous Vedic Maths conference, 2015
Conducts regular workshops and classes on Vedic Maths at the local libraries
An educational and project management consultant with over 20 years of experience in the fields of civil engineering, project management, education, non-profits and teaching/training. Swati is a certified Vedic Math teacher, and is teaching Vedic Math as a part of after school programs in the USA. She likes working with young minds and strongly believe that educators and parents can work together to make math learning fun for all kids.