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The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure is a book for children and young adults that explores mathematics. It was originally written in in German by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Il mago dei numeri by Hans M. Enzensberger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : Il mago dei numeri () by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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The Number Devil – Wikipedia

For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, on the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts. On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. Retrieved 23 October The New York Review of Books.

Get to Know Us. On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him.

Retrieved 26 October Henry Holt and Company. Archived from the original on 26 April Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Deii 17 December By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He also experiences recurring dreams —including falling down an endless slide or being eaten by a giant fish—but is interrupted from this sleep habit one night by a small devil creature who introduces himself enzensgerger the Number Devil.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A Mathematical Adventure German: The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. Although there are many Number Devils from Number HeavenRobert only knows him as the Number Devil before learning of his actual name, Teplotaxl, later in the story. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school.

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The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book.

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Retrieved 5 September Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals how prima-donna numbers prime numbers can only be divided by themselves and one without a remainder.

See our Returns Policy. On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school.

University of California Press. Einaudi Ragazzi 30 Jan. Enzensbeerger our Help Pages. He also criticized its use in mathematics education, stating “I suspect this is the sort of book that well-meaning adults will mistakenly thrust upon children because it will be good for them. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and its creative descriptions of concepts have made it a suggested book for both children and adults troubled with mxgo.


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The next night, the Number Devil emerges in a forest of trees shaped like “ones” and explains the necessity of the number zeronegative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation. By this dream, Robert’s mother has noticed a visible change in Robert’s mathematical interest, and Robert begins going to sleep earlier to encounter the Number Devil.

A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.

Il mago dei numeri

Product details Paperback Publisher: Robert finds himself at the North Polewhere the Number Devil introduces irrational numbers unreasonable numbersas well as aspects of Euclidean geometrysuch as vertices dots and edges enzensebrger. Ball and Bass were concerned with The Number Devil ‘s negative characterization of math teachersits apparent presentation of mathematics as magical rather than factualand a number of other contentions.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Share your thoughts with other customers. Here’s just the book for you”. Notices of the AMS. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Archived from the original on 4 April