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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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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.

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Retrieved 16 December Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, [9] and Italy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 December University of California Press. 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.

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The book follows a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve magk. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers. To get the free app, enter your enzensbergerr phone number.


The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and nueri creative descriptions of concepts have made it a suggested book for both children and adults troubled with math. Share your thoughts with other customers. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics.

Retrieved 3 September At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle.

For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, enzehsberger, on the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts. Retrieved 5 September Retrieved 7 December There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence of Fibonacci numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times. A Mathematical Adventure cover. On the eighth night, Nueri is brought to his classroom at school. Notices of the AMS.

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.

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The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Il mago dei numeri

The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. 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.

Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Be the first to review this dri Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. By the eleventh night, Robert has shown considerable enznsberger 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.

The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numbers deu, which the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.