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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The Number Devil nmueri Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.

The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Get to Know Us. 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. Robert finds himself at the North Polewhere the Number Devil introduces irrational numbers unreasonable numbersas well as aspects of Euclidean geometrysuch as vertices dots and edges lines.

Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. 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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Not for a minute. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Enzesberger Devil in his dreams; later, however, on the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts.


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

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The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at del Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, [9] and Italy. Share your thoughts with other customers. A Mathematical Adventure German: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?

The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Visit our Help Pages.

Il mago dei numeri

The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.

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Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. 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. Here’s just the book for you”. Retrieved 3 September University of California Press.


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Write a customer review. Not all reviews were positive, however. 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. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Retrieved 5 September 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.

Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. Retrieved 21 December Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade.

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