PETER REYNOLDS referring to DILLON (aged 12)
16-5-2004 -Cairns -Far North Quneensland,
Hi Ron (Father of Dillon),
My name is Peter, for the past 4 months I have dedicated a large part of my time promoting Jain to get his work out to a wider audience. I understand that you and your son have had some personal experience with his work.
I hope you don’t mind, Jain forwarded the letter you sent regarding Dillon… thank you for that. Jain told me that you and Dillon attended one of his workshops and that Dillon could instantly give the answers to large multiplications like 98 x 97 or 102 x 103 .
Your letter implies that Dillon is slightly slow or autistic? but actually he excelled in the class on vedic math’s and amazed everyone.
You mentioned that Mathematics, as taught by the curriculum, is a closed book for Dillon and he has developed an aversion to the subject to the point that he has not been able to memorise tables at any level. Obviously Vedic Mathematics as taught by Jain, is easily within Dillon’s grasp and perhaps this would be true for other children with similar problems. In your letter to Jain you don’t mention this breakthrough.
So that we can further explore possibilities to assist children with special needs, I wondered if you would pen a testimonial for Jain which details your experience at the workshop. Please include the emotional guts of the situation and relate how you felt when your son beat all the adults in multiplications.
We know this ancient knowledge has many applications in today’s world. Most children are visual… and have the ability to tap into ‘Pattern Recognition’ which is the key to rapid mental calculation. Relying on calculators has already caused children to stop using their brains for any form of calculation. Please assist us with a testimonial which we can use to promote the benefits of Vedic Mathematics for children everywhere.
Thank you from Peter Reynolds acting manager for Jain MatheMagics