**Dear reader,**

If you are reading this blog then you are definitely looking to explore the **Difference between Abacus and Vedic Maths** and surely you have come to a right place since at Mathcruise we bring you expert knowledge and insight on this intriguing topic. Based on our last 8 years of enriching experience in teaching Maths to the kids, we surely know that this is one of the most common questions that puzzles most parents and children. Lets try and answer this question based on some simple facts and criteria below.

Abacus |
Vedic Maths |

ABACUS is a course specially designed to increase focus and concentration of the student. The visualization technique (hand-eye-mind coordination to do the finger movement) where the child simulates in his mind the physical movement of the beads on an actual Abacus tool is the core fundamental of Abacus. As a parent we observe that the most common result or use of Abacus is the fluency in all arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) which we can see (or measure) from our naked eye, but behind the scenes Abacus actually leads to brain development which is a lifetime gift to child and we cannot even imagine the numerous benefits he will get in all spheres of life (e.g. photogenic memory, higher confidence etc). |
VEDIC MATHS enables super fast calculations using the formulas (Vedic Sutras). In terms of speed comparison w.r.t. conventional school methods Vedic Maths can increase the calculation speed from anywhere between 5x to 10x. The key benefit that we get by learning Vedic Maths is precious time saving in competitive exams at all levels and higher confidence since we gain much stronger control over numbers and calculations. More confidence eventually helps the child to explore the Math subject further and gain even more expertise since he is not afraid to ask questions during his classes, and this makes him ahead of his peers. |

Abacus |
Vedic Maths |

The minimum recommended age for Abacus is between 5 – 15 years of age. Reason being that the human brain actively develops until the age of 15 (as per proven theories in science) and post the age of 15 the growth or ability to learn and adapt new things slows down considerably. | We recommend the minimum age of 11 years for a child to start learning Vedic Maths and on the higher side there is no age limit since it focus more on learning the formulas based on shortcut tricks. |

Abacus |
Vedic Maths |

The child must have the understanding of numbers (counting) until 10 and clarity on the concept of single and double digit addition and subtraction. | Since Vedic Maths makes use of existing concepts and is an alternate way to do calculations, a child must have good hold on arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication). |

Abacus |
Vedic Maths |

✧ It covers all the basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, division & multiplication) of both single & double digits. At the advance levels (which typically starts from 5th or 6th level) even decimals are included for all the operations | ✧ The beginner level include topics like all arithmetic operations (including some special concepts like multiply any number with 11, or with 9 series like 9 or 99 or 999, or multiply with 25) ✧ The advance level focus on higher topics like square & cube roots, squares, cubes, algebric expressions, etc |

Abacus |
Vedic Maths |

✧ The recommended duration for Abacus ranges from 6 – 27 monthssince it is like learning a new language to do Mathematical calculations, and hence we should not expect result in every class. A child is able to fluently do single digit addition and subtraction of 6-8 numbers without using the tool within 6 months. After that every 3 months we will see the result for new concept e.g. double digit addition, or multiplication or division. |
✧ 1 month to 1 year✧ Unlike Abacus, the course of Vedic Maths is based on shortcuts and tricks. This means that in every class the child will learn an independent topic and hence we can see the results in much shorter time. ✧ Hence we can say that even within 1 month you can see the results of Vedic Maths, and then we can continue with advance topics until 1 year or even further depending upon the interest of the student. |

- We hope that after reading the above differences, you would agree that comparing Abacus and Vedic Maths is like comparing apples with oranges.
- In other words both Abacus and Vedic Maths are very unique and different courses which are targeted for altogether different users.
- It really depends on the age, interest and need of the child which should determine the right course.
- It is also possible for a child to do both the courses at the same time if he has the passion for the same

At Mathcruise we ensure assessment based learning. Before enrollment we do an assessment of the child to ascertain his needs and then recommend the right course to make the best and

We strongly recommend every parent to make the right decision based on above parameters and enroll their child at the right time. In India even the central and state government are promoting both these courses and made them mandatory in the schools, which clearly is a sign that these courses are very beneficial for any student. Write to us or call us today to get started, or do not hesitate to contact us even if you simply wish to discuss this topic in more detail out of curiosity, you are welcome any time!