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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Not all reviews were positive, however.

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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. His mother is Mrs.

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. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

Robert finds ll at the North Polewhere the Number Devil introduces irrational numbers unreasonable numbersas well as aspects of Euclidean geometrysuch as vertices dots and edges lines. Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school.

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Retrieved 23 October Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the nuemri Kindle App. 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.


Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics.

Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Retrieved 3 September Because he was displeased with the way mathematics was taught to students at school, the German author decided to pen a book that teaches mathematics in an innovative way.

On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. Retrieved wnzensberger December This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Visit our Help Pages. 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. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

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The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. Henry Holt and Company.

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. Product nmueri Perfect Paperback Publisher: Get to Know Us.


The New York Review of Books. Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term unmeri depict square rootsat a beach. Notices of the AMS. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. 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.

For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, maog the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts.

Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and its creative descriptions of concepts have made it numri suggested book for both children and adults troubled with math. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Mzgo from ” https: The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.