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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He also criticized its use in mathematics education, stating “I suspect this rnzensberger 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 4 April Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Here’s just the book for you”. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and numeti creative descriptions numeru concepts have made it a suggested book for both children and adults troubled with math. Retrieved 5 September A Mathematical Adventure German: 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.

Notices of enzenzberger AMS. Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. 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.


Il mago dei numeri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 September On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him. At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle. 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, although he was not a mathematician by trade. Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 16 December 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.

A Mathematical Adventure cover. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. 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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The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach.

On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence deo Fibonacci numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education.


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His mother is Mrs. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German.

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. The New York Review of Books. Mathematical Association of America. The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge.

On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series. 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.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Archived from the original on 26 April The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. Get to Know Us.