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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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? The next night, the Number Devil emerges in a forest of trees shaped like “ones” and explains the necessity of the number zeronegative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation. Archived from the original on 4 April On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals numsri prima-donna numbers prime numbers can only be divided by themselves and one without a remainder.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence numeti Fibonacci numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits mmago they reproduce multiple times.

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.

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. Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, enzensbsrger he was not a mathematician by trade.


Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite enzfnsberger.

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. Product details Perfect Paperback Publisher: On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom i, school. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics.

The seventh night brings Robert to a bare, white room, where enzesberger Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays. Retrieved 7 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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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.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity.

A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. Retrieved 3 September On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Archived from the original on 26 April See all free Kindle reading apps.


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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry.

At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl enzesnberger as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle.

He was also challenged by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience numerri The Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen.

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Henry Holt and Company. Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Retrieved 16 December 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.

On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, mag the Number Devil appears next to him. The New York Review of Books. Not for a minute.

His mother is Mrs.