**Vedic Maths or Abacus” and “ “which one is better”**.Parents, teachers, academicians always want that students should be proficient in maths and are always researching on this. Accordingly to their findings they take their decisions. Here we help you know about the two programs in a detailed way so that you are able to make best decision for your child.

Sno | Parameter | Abacus | Vedic Maths |

1 | Meaning | Tool used for calculation | A Learning methodology having Vedic Sutras also called as short cut tricks and techniques in maths. |

2 | How it Helps | It helps in faster calculation | It helps in faster calculation |

3 | Usage of Tool | Requires tool in the intial period | Does not require any tool |

4 | Application in School Maths | Since in the initial year, the child is dependent on tool, so children can have difficulty in application at school. At a later stage, when child is able to do calculation mentally, the application is more useful in school maths | Since it does not require any tool, the application of vedic maths in calculations at school or beyond is easy . The child can apply the concepts learnt immediately in school maths. |

5 | In what age group kids can start learning | 7-9 years | 8 years |

6 | Origin | Not known | India |

7 | Duration of Program | 2-3 years | 8-12 months |

8 | Rough work | It helps to reduce rough work | It helps to reduce rough work |

10 | Speed and Accuracy | It develops Speed and Accuracy in maths but may take 2-3 years | It develops speed and accuracy in maths in a few months only. |

Both** abacus and vedic maths** helps to build maths speed and accuracy, however it has been observed children are able to do pickup easily with vedic maths as it does not require any tool. It can be easily done 8-12 months of time whereas in abacus the same calculation and its speed require 2-3 years. Since abacus is based on the tool in the initial 8-12 months and carrying the tool to the school for child is generally not allowed in the maths class, hence Vedic Maths comes with more advantages. Moreover, the application of Vedic Maths has a wide spectrum and not just limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Vedic Maths has speed building methods on squares, cubes, square roots , cube roots, HCF, LCM and other higher calculations which are also easy to pick up for kids.

Both abacus and vedic maths have helped children in maths. It is up to the learner which methodology the learner uses to do maths. We have shown the **key difference between the two**. Use the above points to take your decision.