Some time ago (this past summer, to be exact) I created my first instructable
. A fun little trick, really, about how to quickly extract the cube roots of large integers mentally. Included in the comments section of this instructable was a very useful comment from mahi16
which suggested I incorporate Vedic Mathematics
methods into my technique. Having never heard of it before, I investigated it, and found myself intrigued by the clever strategies employed in the ancient Indian system. I got a book on it this year for Christmas and am researching the different techniques and methodologies presented in it.
So, without further ado, I present to you Vedic Multiplication