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Boekel, is apt to ask such sinister questions as: Jun 01, Cali rated it did not like it. In The Number Devilhe brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.

I just enjoy maths as much as living. This book would introduce a concept, state some random things you could do with it but usually not why you might want toand move on without trying to address WHY something was the way it was, or multiple learning styles.

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The story is about a boy named Robert who hates math because he finds it very boring at school. Another thing I couldn’t totally get on board with was renaming math concepts. This book is a thinly veiled novelization of a few math problems. It is truly remarkable how clearly the theories are presented. My impression was that the book got the formula all wrong.

Boekel, and the great mathematical mystery which plagued medieval theologians – ‘How many angels can dance maynus the point of a pin? The pictures are really cute, too. But as he stood in front of his mirror in his pajamas, brushing his teeth, he felt something tickling his chest and looked down to see a tiny five-pointed star on a thin golden chain.


I’ve seen some great nonfiction books that make math concepts interesting AND explain them in multiple nans for students who catch on differently. Me ha resultado muy curiosa https: In fact, that would describe Robert, the main character in this book.

Characters In the book, Math Devil teaches math to this boy named Robert Who hate Math ,many interesting facts about math, and the secret be Count as 2 books Review 3 and 4 I have read the book “The Number Devil” because my grandpa sent it to me from Japan in Japanese translation. Related activities include playing with number triangles and making 3-D geometric shapes. On the ninth night Robert dreamt he was sick with the flu.

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

I spent a good part of a day just writing them all down. Tapi, cukup banyak ilmu dan wawasan baru tentang matematika yang saya peroleh dari buku ini. I enjoyed this book myself because I love learning new concepts as well as enensberger they make sense in the real world.

What do you get when you cross Alice in Wonderland with a small, red, horned man obsessed with numbers? I rated this book five stars because of the complexity in such a simple bedtime story. The index doubles as a brief glossary, defining terms in a few words. But then what I’ve just said – namely, that all Englishmen are liars – is not true.

Robert is even able to apply what he’s learned in an actual math class.


Jan 25, Anne Hamilton rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Number Devil is one of the best books I have ever read, the story is easy to follow and it really makes you think. The math is then explained via conversation between the main character and the number devil, so you really have to reflect on the topics after each chapter to understand them. I like math and find it fascinating, but this book irritated me more than made me appreciate numbers.

I just had such high hopes for this one and came away disappointed. Se Ini bukan dongeng, bukan pula memoar. And some seemed unnecessary – is “Bonacci numbers” really that much easier to remember than “Fibonacci numbers”?

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Concepts such as the importance of the number zero and the idea of infinity are stressed over and over. This time his dream had come true! The five-pointed gold star is, however, the symbol of the Pythagorean Brotherhood and Robert is right in thinking of it as the emblem of a secret order.

But what I found bothered me the most were the explanations of the math concepts. After all, says the Num What do you get when you cross Alice in Wonderland with a small, red, horned man obsessed with numbers? All that nimeri when his dreams are visited by a strange genie-like character called The Number Devil.