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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A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. The next night, the Number Devil emerges enzenxberger a forest of trees shaped like “ones” and explains the necessity of the number zeronegative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation.

The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity.

On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German.

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Archived from the original on 21 April 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.

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.

Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Il mago dei numeri

Archived from the original on 4 April Archived from the original on 26 April Not for a minute. Retrieved from ” https: On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. Notices of the AMS. Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and its creative descriptions of concepts have made it a suggested book for both children and adults troubled with math. Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved 21 December A Mathematical Adventure German: On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to him.


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Retrieved 16 December Share your thoughts with other customers. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Because he was displeased with the way mathematics was taught to students at school, the German author decided to pen magl book that teaches mathematics in an innovative way. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry.

Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Visit our Help Pages. Amazon Business Service for business customers.