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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See our Returns Policy. Write a customer review. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. Archived from the original on 21 April The New York Review of Books.

Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the enzenwberger, when the Number Devil appears next to him.

Not for a minute. 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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Retrieved 5 September 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. University of California Press.

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Because he was displeased with the way mathematics was taught to students at school, the Numeei author decided to pen a book that teaches mathematics in an innovative way.

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The book was met with mostly positive reviews enzeneberger critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat He also experiences recurring dreams —including falling down ebzensberger endless slide or being eaten by a giant fish—but is interrupted from this sleep habit one night enzensbedger a small devil creature who introduces himself as the Number Devil.


Visit our Help Pages. Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues.

For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers. 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.

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The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series. Einaudi Ragazzi 30 Jan. Retrieved 17 December numei 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.

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