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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Product details Paperback Di 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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Il mago dei numeri : Hans M. Enzensberger :
Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. Nago 23 October Here’s just the book for you”.
Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. A Mathematical Adventure cover. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials.
Il mago dei numeri
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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.
Archived from the original on 4 April On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him. 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.
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Because he was displeased with the way mathematics was taught to students at school, the German author decided to pen a eei that teaches mathematics in an innovative way. Although there are many Number Devils from Number HeavenRobert only knows him as the Number Devil before learning of his actual name, Teplotaxl, later in the story. The seventh night brings Robert to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns nujeri the triangular array displays.
Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues.
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On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. Retrieved 3 September The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Nukeri book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. Not for a minute.
The New York Review of Books. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Notices of the AMS. Mathematical Association of America.
Retrieved 26 October Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. A Mathematical Adventure German: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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. His mother is Mrs. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade.
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.