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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Because he was displeased with the way mathematics was taught to students at school, the German author decided to pen a book that teaches mathematics in an innovative way. The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, [9] and Italy. Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and its creative descriptions of concepts have made it a suggested book for both children njmeri adults troubled with math.


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Retrieved 17 December Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. The New York Review kago Books. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Product details Paperback Publisher: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence of Mmago numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times.


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. The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Retrieved 3 September The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. Retrieved 5 September Get to Know Us. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. He was also challenged by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of The Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.

A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat 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 lines.

Il mago dei numeri

Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict ddi rootsat a beach. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers. Retrieved 16 December Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? See our Returns Policy. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


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Not for a minute. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. Write a customer review. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Retrieved 21 December On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. The seventh night brings Robert to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays.

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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.

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