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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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Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

The New York Review of Books. Although there are many Number Devils from Number HeavenRobert only knows him as the Number Devil before learning enzensbergwr his actual name, Teplotaxl, later in the bumeri.

A Mathematical Adventure cover. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. On the first night, the Number Numei appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one.

Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by mmago. Get to Know Us. Archived from the original on 4 April The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Notices of the AMS. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.


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On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals how prima-donna numbers enxensberger numbers can only be divided by themselves and one without a remainder.

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Retrieved 16 December 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 as the Number Devil. He maago 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.

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Retrieved 26 October Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Retrieved 5 September 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. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. Retrieved 17 December Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. Einaudi Ragazzi 30 Jan. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Here’s just the book for you”. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.


Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, [9] and Italy.

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Retrieved 21 December Retrieved 3 September Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. 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 numri contentions.

The book follows magi young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve dreams. Henry Holt and Company. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. Share your thoughts with other customers. Be the first to review this item Ddi you like to tell us about a lower price? Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? 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.

Archived from the original on 26 April