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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Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.

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Il mago dei numeri

Here’s just the book for you”. The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Archived from the original on 4 April 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.

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 math. On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence of Fibonacci numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times.

Archived from the original on 26 April Not for a minute. On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. A Mathematical Adventure cover.


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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.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Views Read Edit View history. Not all reviews were positive, however. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. 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. On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one.

Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach.

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The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. nmeri

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity.

The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. A Mathematical Adventure German: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Product details Paperback Publisher: 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. Visit our Help Pages.


See all free Kindle reading apps. Maago 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. Retrieved 3 September Write a customer review. 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, enzennsberger and Italy. Retrieved 26 October Mathematical Association of America.

Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 23 October Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Retrieved 7 December See our Returns Policy.

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 book follows a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve dreams.

Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles.