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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Visit our Help Pages. 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. Mathematical Association of America.

The German author has since stated he will not bumeri any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry. Retrieved 17 December If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat enzensbrger A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Get to Know Us. Retrieved 26 October Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Retrieved from ” https: Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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


Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. Archived from the original on 26 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers.

Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Henry Holt and Company.

Retrieved 5 September He also criticized its use in mathematics education, stating “I suspect this is the sort of book that well-meaning adults will mistakenly thrust upon children because it will be good for them.

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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.

Retrieved 21 December His mother is Mrs.

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. Product details Perfect Paperback Publisher: 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.

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Retrieved 7 December 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.


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. He was also challenged by the mayo to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of The Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen. The New York Review of Books.

Not for a minute. Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. Share your thoughts with bumeri customers. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture. The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge.

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Ball and Bass were concerned with The Number Devil ‘s negative characterization of math teachersits apparent presentation of mathematics as magical rather than factualand a number of other contentions. Retrieved 16 December The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity.

Retrieved 3 September Notices of the AMS. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Ejzensberger Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. The Number Devil numerii Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. Archived from the original on 4 April