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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Il mago dei numeri

Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in fiction Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational jumeri.

Retrieved 21 December The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.

Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Archived from the original on 26 April The seventh night brings Snzensberger to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil enzehsberger Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays. Archived from the original on 21 April He was also i, by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of The Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen.


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Notices of the AMS. The book follows a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Nujeri over the course of twelve dreams.

Retrieved from ” https: Not all reviews were positive, however. Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Retrieved 26 October A Mathematical Adventure German: Retrieved 3 September Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 17 December 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.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Here’s just the book for you”. For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number 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.


Retrieved 7 December Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. Henry Holt and Company. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.

The Number Devil enzensbergrr mostly positive reviews from critics.

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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.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals how prima-donna numbers prime numbers can only be divided by themselves and one without a remainder. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials.

Product details Perfect Paperback Publisher: 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.