| Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:53 pm |
Mrs Rajeshwari Sharma has written a manuscript which is more of a Handbook for VM lovers. She appears to me enthusiastic lover of VM & if I am not mistaken she knows the pulse of beginners & starters of VM & what they want because, as she says, she is doing workshops & taking classes of small children in Mumbai with genuine interest. Each time we meet in Mumbai I find her vehement with creative ideas. By sending the course below she says we should have good handbook for females & children.
Warmest personal regards
Date: December 18, 2001
Dr. Kenneth Williams,
2, Oak Tree Court,
Lancs, WN8 6SP
I may introduce myself as an avid reader of your Newsletters on Vedic Mathematics. I am also on your mailing list. I graduated from the University of Madras in 1974 with Mathematics as the main subject with Physics and Statistics as ancillaries. After graduation, I joined the Reserve Bank of India and was in service for about 20 years.
During this period, I used to spend time teaching Mathematics to my children and other neighbourhood children. I was surprised to see many children shying away from Mathematics and switching over to other subjects. Infact, I found some of the children mortally afraid of mathematics examination. In 1996, I took voluntary retirement and started coaching students of STDs. VIII & IX. Progressively, I included students of STDs. X and XI. In brief, this is my background.
Over the last two years, I have been going through Vedic Mathematics which I found to be, not only fascinating, but an easy tool to encourage and make children take a liking for the subject. Mathematics was and has always been my passion from early childhood. It has been my ambition to make children 'love' Mathematics as a subject.
With this goal in view, I have prepared the text of a book on Vedic Mathematics. The Chapters include multiplication, division, squares and square roots, cubes and cube roots; verification methods etc; topics which are of immediate relevance to the curriculums at the secondary and higher secondary levels.
In the meantime, I am conducting Workshops to school students and find that there is a great deal of enthusiasm among them for learning Vedic Mathematics. I was also pleasantly surprised to meet with a few parents in these Workshops who wanted to learn so that they are able to teach their children at home.
I take this opportunity to thank you, in advance, and look forward to your encouragement in my endeavour.
With my warm regards,
(R. M. SHARMA)
c.c.: Motilal Banarsidass - K/A: Mr. R.P. Jain
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