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 3 September The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. 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. Archived from the original on 26 April The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at least Spain, Germany,  the Netherlands,  and Italy.
The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.
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Mathematical Association of America. A Mathematical Adventure cover. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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.
Retrieved 17 December For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, on the fifth night, Numeru finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts.
For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers.
Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 26 October A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book.
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. Einaudi Ragazzi 30 Jan. On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Kl appears next to him.
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On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. 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. 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.
Archived from the original on 21 April Although nukeri praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the enzensbergrr mathematicians found several issues. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. 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. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. Views Read Edit View history. Henry Holt and Company.
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.