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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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. Get to Know Us. Retrieved 7 December Retrieved 3 September Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade.
The book was a hit across Europe, becoming rei best seller in at least Spain, Germany,  the Netherlands,  and Italy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Henry Holt and Company. The book enzensberget a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve dreams. Write a customer review.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. 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.
Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.
Il mago dei numeri
See our Returns Policy. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Retrieved 17 December The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge.
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Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. On the enzenberger 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.
For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers.
The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. The translation was particularly difficult in that it deu special attention to the numerical aspect of the book.