# Lightning Fast Algorithms For The 4 Operations

A Super-Efficient Computational System Redesigned By an Innovative Math Coach

Self paced

tutorials

**Course Description:**

This course is unique because it presents the ancient system of Vedic mathematics from India but in a modern context, i.e. the insights of an experienced math coach. There are no specific exams in mind, but since we are dealing with the foundation of all math, i.e. the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, it inevitably will be useful in any kind of assessment.

**Course Package:**

- Videos (screen casts) = 30
- PPTs = 1 (Table of Contents)
- online tests (groups of practice examples with solutions following): 83, spread over 26 lessons

**Here is an outline of the course:**

**Topic 1: Accelerated Addition**

- Add a large group of digits by pairing or tripling them off first into tens sums, a faster method then just adding on another number.
- Use the simple method of digit sums to check whether your answer is correct or not.
- Combine left-to-right adding of columns with expanded notation for very rapid, even mental calculation
- Graduate to Vedic addition, which tackles even tougher problems with faster speed.

**Topic 2: Subtraction Without Borrowing**

- Use backwards addition to retrace from the smaller number back to the larger one
- Learn a pre-Vedic way to subtract left-to-right, invented by the author, that can be done mentally
- Learn the famous Vedic bar numbers - which harnesses negative numbers

**Topic 3: Mental Multiplication**

- Again going left to right, learn how to solve in your head for the product, using expanded notation
- Step up to Vedic multiplication, which will empower the learner to multiply two 3-digit numbers entirely in your head

**Topic 4: Making Long Division Shorter**

- Learn to divide horizontally, not vertically
- Learn the famous Vedic flag division for two-digit divisors, which fills a fraction of the space of Western long division
- Step up to 3 and 4-digit divisors and learn both decimal and whole number remainders in a very unique way.

**Topic 5: Multiplication: Special Cases**

- Learn to multiply 997 X 993 in about 6 seconds
- Extend the above skill to even more general situations
- Learn to recognize the pattern of two factors symmetrically equidistant from a "friendly" square root for rapid solving.

**Topic 6: Division: Special Cases**

- Learn that some divisors can divide by just adding or subtracting their digits, i.e. no division!
- Take advantage of divisors "near a base" i.e. a power of 10, for super-rapid quotients
- See division of multi-digit numbers as the reverse of multi-digit multiplication for a unique algorithm.

* Once you graduate this course, you may want to learn Vedic math from books and other online courses in vedicmaths.org*

**Who is it for?**

The target audience, originally teachers and parents, is actually anyone who wants to improve his math skills far beyond the norm.

**Why take this course:**

The learner will be greatly empowered in computational skills far above not only that of the general population, but even above the usual math teacher's skills.

Language of instruction: English

- Mentally solve any addition problem, regardless of number addends
- Subtract without ever borrowing again
- Mentally multipy two 3-digit numbers and beyond
- Long division in half the time and a quarter of the space
- Solve almost instantly when the numbers have special properties

Nathan Annenberg (registered as "Gold Star Consultant") has over 40 years experience in the New York City pubic schools primarily as a science and math educator. He is now an outreach math coach for a private university and is sent to different schools to improve the quality of the math instruction. He has 4 Master's degrees:

1) M.S. in Mathematics Education

2) M.S. in Computers in Education

3) M.Ed. in Educational Administration

4) M.A. in Elementary Education

His licenses are

1) Math teacher grades 7-12

2) Curriculum coordinator

3) Common Branches teacher (K-5)

4) From the Vedic Math Institute: both the Basic and Advanced certificate

Mr. Annenberg has written several books on better ways to learn math, stressing out-of-the-box solutions. He has lead countless workshops for both teachers and administrators in better ways to improve math instruction.