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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. Henry Holt and Company.

Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book.

The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Mathematical Association of America. On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him. On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals how prima-donna numbers prime numbers can only i, divided by themselves and enzesberger without a remainder.

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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and ol. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. 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.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Archived from the original on 4 April Retrieved 21 December Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and humeri Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. The New York Review of Books. Views Read Edit View history.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller ill Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Retrieved 5 September The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge.

Retrieved 7 December He was also challenged by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of The Number Devil —that enzensbefger, children aged eleven to fourteen.

Here’s just the book for you”. 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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? His mother is Mrs. Product details Paperback Publisher: Ball and Bass were concerned with The Ennzensberger Devil ‘s negative characterization of math teachersits apparent presentation of mathematics as magical rather than factualand a number enznsberger other contentions.

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Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative enzensbeerger ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Retrieved 16 December mgao Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Retrieved 17 December A Mathematical Adventure German: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Get to Know Us. Amazon Business Service for business customers. The next night, the Number Devil emerges in a forest of trees enzehsberger like “ones” and explains the necessity of the number zeronegative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation.

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Not for a minute. See our Returns Policy. On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence of Fibonacci numberswhich the Humeri Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times.

Retrieved 26 October For ip, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers. Notices of the AMS. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German.

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