'He knew all the sums; but failed because he made silly mistakes in calculations'
'She tells all the answers at home but cannot do it well in the math exam'
'She scored so well in English, Biology and Sanskrit. I wonder why she scored so poorly in math.'
'She took so much time doing the first three sums, she didn't have time for rest of the paper'
'My son avoids mathematics until the exams are on his head'
'My daughter is waiting to get to Junior college, so that she can leave mathematics and take a group without math'
'Honestly, even I never liked mathematics and did it as a compulsion only'
Are these comments by some parents sounding familiar and similar to thoughts in your mind?
Well they are all result of the math phobia suffered by one in five from all over the world.
One important reason could be the way math is taught in schools.
How can you help the situation?
Then Vegam is the right choice for you and your child
Human brain has amazing power. Carnatic Classical Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman was once asked after a concert in Germany as to how he could play so many compositions without a score sheet before him. He said "not only me but almost all classical musicians in India play thousands of compositions only from memory and never keep a score sheet in front of them". But it appears very tough for the western musicians as they are not used to it. Thus, it is only a matter of practice and habit. Children, if trained properly can carry out amazing mental arithmetic.
The unique classroom and homework material provided in the course along with the class room exercises, games and competitions makes learning fun and amazes you by the way it attracts your child towards math.
Even parents may be surprised to know how new approaches and alternate methods of learning make the same old math interesting and easy.
The course is organized at four levels.
Level 1 - Basic course: covers basic arithmetic operations on small numbers through higher tasks in basic operations, recurring decimals and Squares.
Level 2 – Advanced course: covers advanced multiplication and division techniques. Divisibility by any number up to 53, squares and cubes, fractions, decimals, Square roots , Cube Roots, LCM and HCF, percentages, time and distance, work and time sums are covered. Introduction to Binomial theorem and compound interest calculations and Vedic Binary system are also included. In addition exercises and word-sums in 6th, 7th and 8th standard text books are used as examples.
Level 3 – Expert Course: covering Vedic Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry
Level 4 – Master’s Course: covering advanced algebra, trigonometry and calculus etc. Not a classroom course, only by thesis.
The pedagogy followed in the course addresses the different types of intelligence dominant in a child (Linguistic, Logical – Mathematical, Musical, Bodily – Kinesthetic, Spatial – Visual, Interpersonal or Intrapersonal) and learning style of the child (Audio, Visual or Kinesthetic), to impart the new math skills.
Every session (total of 18 - 2hrs per week sessions or 36 - 1hr per week sessions in Level I) starts with a game based on concepts learnt in the earlier session with gift vouchers for fast and accurate performance. It is followed by introduction of a new concept/ method with classwork session for good absorption. Then a fun math concept/ quiz/ problem is taken up for discussion and lateral thinking development. An interesting/ fun/ math video is shown at the end of the session. Children do not feel learning a burden throughout the course.
Two workbooks are provided to each student. One of the workbooks (say Workbook A) is used for classwork and the homework is marked in another workbook (Workbook B) which is handed over to the child. In the next session, child would submit this (Workbook B) with the homework completed. In this session second workbook (Workbook B) is used for classwork and homework is marked in Workbook A to be given to children. Workbook B is retained by the teacher for correction and handed over to the child in the next session and so on. In addition several chain recitation mental arithmetic challenges are assigned for home practice (to compete with others in the class) and earning gift vouchers.
A mid-term exam and a final exam are conducted. Certificates are awarded by SWIS® to students successfully clearing the final exam.
There are gift vouchers for various good practices like attendance, punctuality, completed homework and active participation in class activities, which can be exchanged for attractive gifts at the end of the course.Vegam, if appreciated and followed by child, parents and the teacher, can be a turning point in the career of the child.