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When reading such books as “The DaVinci Code”, somehow it makes me feel really powerful to know that in a star with a pentagon around it, the ratio of the pentagon’s sides to the star’s legs is the golden ratio.

I’m sure we’ll read it again. Contributed by Rosy This book is a wonderfully funny way to talk about math. It presents mathematical concepts in an easy-to-understand but NOT dumbed-down way for children who aren’t yet able to read math textbooks for fun yes, there are people like that!

I do love the book’s ok, really it’s the author’s imagination! Retrieved from ” https: It was ok for me, because I know what they are actually called; however, if a student was reading the book for themselves, they may have issues translating those ideas when they see them in class.

In der Tat hat sich Enzensbergers Sammlung…. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.

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. I have recommended this to many of my homeschool friends. Some of the math concepts were a little confusing but managable.


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Colloquial German Colloquial Series Book only. The New York Review of Books. The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series.

For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, on the fifth night, Enzensgerger finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts. Europa ist derzeit in aller Munde.

I had to read it for a project in math and found it more than enjoyable.

He defined them as irrational. Mathematical Association of America. It was one of the first books I read that helped me realize how simple and beautiful Math is!

Contributed by Nadia I’m a 6th grader and i just love to read this book for fun!! Ser book is a very clever book that shows young kids a more exciting side to math. Contributed by Anonymous The Number Devil was a great book. A Mathematical Adventurebased on the book.

Retrieved 21 December The list of historical figures in the back of the book is a great reference and a nice segue into a unit plan for integrating writing and reading into a math classroom. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Few books are written that convey the wonder of numbers. The 8th grade teachers have developed activities to go with many of the chapters.

Die Wolken sind ihm Fremdes und Gleichnis menschlichen Lebens. Did they think that a devil would scare Italian children, or that it would enrage the Catholic Church?

Retrieved 3 September Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Examples of differences in terminology: Contributed by Maria I am in seventh grade. 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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The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. My daughter could not wait to get her calculator and find the square root of 2. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Hans Magnus Enzensbergers Poesieautomat konnte nun endlich realisiert und auf dem Lyrikfestival in Landsberg am Lech vom Views Read Edit View history.

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Be fnzensberger first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. Although some of the concepts may be a bit too deep for my 5 zahlebteufel old daughter but the way the concepts are presented in a playful way where kids can relate to is excellent. It is about a schoolboy who in his dreams meets the counting devil.

It can be read by people of many ages. Retrieved 26 October As our “last chapter”, the students pretend they are ver Number Devil and research a topic to explain to someone as their first assignment as a number devil. 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.

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