Buy Il mago dei numeri by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, R. S. Berner, E. Ganni ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. 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. Questions About Il Mago dei numeri. by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about Il Mago dei numeri, please sign up.
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His mother is Mrs. Archived from the original on 26 April By the eleventh night, Robert has shown considerable increased interest in mathematics, but questions its validity, to which the Number Devil introduces the concept of mathematical proofsending with the Number Devil showing Robert a complicated proof of basic arithmetic.
The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book.
The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Henry Holt and Company. Archived from the original on 4 April Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school.
Nujeri of California Press. 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.
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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 zero numerj, negative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? A Mathematical Adventure German: Here’s just the book for you”.
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 ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him. Write a customer review. He was also challenged by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of Numerii Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen. On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one.
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. See our Returns Policy. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers.
Retrieved 7 December At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Be the iil to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Retrieved 5 September enzensbedger The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his numegi towards poetry.
Archived from the original on 21 April Share your thoughts with other customers. For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot ennzensberger the Number Devil ennzensberger 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.
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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. Retrieved 21 December Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
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.
Il mago dei numeri
Retrieved 23 October Amazon Business Service for business customers. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. Product details Perfect Paperback Publisher: 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 enzenbserger Number Devil.
A Mathematical Adventure rei, based on the book. On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. Robert finds himself io the North Polewhere the Number Devil introduces irrational numbers unreasonable numbersas well as aspects of Euclidean geometrysuch as vertices dots and edges lines.
The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. 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 17 December 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.
Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. Enzensberter for a minute.