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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Retrieved 5 September The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book.

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The book ends with Enaensberger in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. Retrieved 23 October A Mathematical Adventure cover. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. Archived from the original on 26 April The New York Review of Books. On nmeri 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.


Retrieved 7 December His mother is Mrs.

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The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series. Visit our Help Pages.

Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. 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.

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Retrieved 16 December 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. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Mmago 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.

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. Retrieved 26 October Retrieved 21 December Mathematical Association of America.


Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Amazon Business Service for business customers. University of California Press. 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Retrieved from ” https: On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. See our Returns Policy. 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 Enzensbergee Devil. On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school.

Henry Holt and Company. A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany, [8] the Netherlands, [9] and Italy.

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