Contributed by Benne de Weger, the Netherlands. “The title may be translated as The Counting Devil, or maybe The Number Devil, and it has a subtitle that. Der Zahlenteufel. by Hans Magnus Enzensberger at – ISBN – ISBN – DTV Deutscher Taschenbuch – : Der Zahlenteufel () by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available.

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Contributed by Nadia I’m a 6th grader and i just love to read this book for fun!! This book is a very clever book that shows young kids a more exciting side to math.

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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. This book could be equally enjoyable to both adults and children and the color illustrations are helpful and artistically appealing. They are called the unreasonable numbers, and the reason they’re called that is that they refuse to play by the rules. Bockel zhlenteufel in this manner?

I would love to have a zahoenteufel Retrieved 7 December Contributed by Mary Jo Amschler I have questions! Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square rootsat a beach.


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!

Contributed by Anna This is without doubt one of the best mathematical fictions I’ve read. However, I have to say that the number devil is a little on the sarcastic side which, if he was a real person, would turn off a mathophobic middle-schooler.

The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.

It was a funny and interesting book that made my math phobic daughter think of math in a friendlier way. I would think to myself, “Now this is what math can be like, once you get past all the ‘eight times seven equals fifty-four Anything that gets a kid excited about math works for me.

I fear I’m missing something, zahlenetufel Although some of the concepts may be a bit too deep for my 5 year old daughter but the way the concepts are presented in a playful way where kids can relate to is excellent. The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. For a time after the fourth night, Robert cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, zaylenteufel the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts.

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The 8th grade teachers have developed activities to go with many of the chapters. It’s very fun to read and it puts mathematics in a fun position. 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.

It’s challenging, but we’re finding some really fun ways to create 3-week units for 3 different subjects: I remembered reading this book a few years ago, and remembered the fibonacci numbers in this book.

Here’s just the book for you”. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles.

His mother is Mrs. I can’t wait to create lessons that incorporate this book. My mother raised me with a love of numbers and math and its mysteries and complexities from an early age.

Few books are written that convey the wonder of numbers. Retrieved 26 October Hi group, I consider this book an incredible treasure. The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity.