At Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert’s Hotel Infinity, the resident cat is puzzled. The hotel is fully booked, the rooms are full of Numbers, both Odds and Evens, yet guests. Shop our inventory for The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland, John O’Brien with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!. This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children. The hotel.
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The black and white illustrations are simple, but entertaining and our girls thought it was funny that 1, makes an appearance in the story several times. Books by Ivar Ekeland.
Email required Address never made public. Jul 08, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: What’s nuberland Name o TRuman is into numbers lately, and we started reading this chapter book about a cat in numberland.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Numebrland account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: With only one of each number, it’s not clear how the games are played; wouldn’t be possible to play.
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The cat in numberland /by Ivar Ekeland ; illustrated by John O’Brien. – National Library
I reccomend it highly. The hotel is fully booked — the rooms are full of Numbers, both Odds and Evens — yet guests continue to arrive. Published December 17, Notify me of new comments via email.
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The Cat in Numberland
You are commenting using your Twitter account. We enjoyed reading this book together.
O picked up the concept of odd and even numbers, the idea of infinity and was intrigued by the concept of zero. Refresh and try again. The poor confused cat. But I loved how the author explains the idea and at least we get the general concept.
Denise rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Here, in addition to the usual surprises about infinite sets, the young reader can be introduced to odd vs. This is a fantastic depiction of the proofs involving Hilbert’s hotel. The last movie ended with a question about whether or not the primes were infinite.
George Numverland rated it really liked it Apr 05, Did less of a good job when talking about other things that were tossed in — like the 4 games that the numbers could play adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Didn’t change the division limits once fractions entered the picture. Aug 31, Alison Tripp rated it really liked it Shelves: Not great for students struggling in math as a supplement but entertaining.
Oct 06, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vincent rated it did not like it Jun 01, But what happens when zero comes and needs a room?
For part 3 we had a nice conversation about how you can form a bijection between the counting numbers and the non-negative even integers. Fascinating book about infinity. A must-read for numberlabd and old, math phobics, and “math philics”. This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for children. The concept is mind-boggling, and I found myself sympathizing with the cat since I couldn’t fathom the enormity of it myself either.
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This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children.
I wonder if Mr. The story is humourous and the cat is great.