BookMentors

the book

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers,...

The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he 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.

Paperback - 264 pages - $20.00
ISBN: 0805062998 (ISBN13: 9780805062991)
Published May 1, 2000 by Holt Paperbacks
First published 1997

why I requested this book

This book covers both science and math, two of the subjects that I am responsible for working on. It would be greatly appreciated.

This book covers both science and math, two of the subjects that I am responsible for working on. It would be greatly appreciated.

the class

My students are struggling with informational text. These books would greatly help the students connect some dots in scientific informational texts.

My students are struggling with informational text. These books would greatly help the students connect some dots in scientific informational texts.

comments

Please, login or sign up to be able to post comments.