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Vedic Mathematics Training in Specific Learning Difficulty:A Study on Upper Primary Children


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1 University of Kerala, Kerala, India
2 Department of Psychology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
     

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The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of vedic mathematics training on children with specific learning difficulty. The mean age of the participants was 11.39 with a standard deviation of 0.63, and were divided into three groups. One group underwent training in Vedic Mathematics, the second group underwent conventional remediation for mathematics and the third group had sessions on general knowledge. The tools included Diagnostic Arithmetic Test (DAT) from the NIMHANS index of learning disability and a Visual Analogue Scale. One way Analysis of Variance showed that children who underwent Vedic Mathematics training and Remediation training performed significantly better on the DAT at post training assessment. The study points the option of including Vedic Mathematics Training in Schools to help children understand mathematics concepts better.

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Specific Learning Difficulty, Vedic Mathematics, Remediation.
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Authors

Jini K. Gopinath
University of Kerala, Kerala, India
Rita Krishnan
Department of Psychology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Abstract


The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of vedic mathematics training on children with specific learning difficulty. The mean age of the participants was 11.39 with a standard deviation of 0.63, and were divided into three groups. One group underwent training in Vedic Mathematics, the second group underwent conventional remediation for mathematics and the third group had sessions on general knowledge. The tools included Diagnostic Arithmetic Test (DAT) from the NIMHANS index of learning disability and a Visual Analogue Scale. One way Analysis of Variance showed that children who underwent Vedic Mathematics training and Remediation training performed significantly better on the DAT at post training assessment. The study points the option of including Vedic Mathematics Training in Schools to help children understand mathematics concepts better.

Keywords


Specific Learning Difficulty, Vedic Mathematics, Remediation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2018%2Fv9i1%2F173712