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.
In a starred review, PW noted that "exceptionally handsome four-color illustrations and vignettes deepen the magic of this mathematically minded fantasy. For certain kinds of readers--chess players, puzzle enthusiasts--this will be a favorite." Ages 11-up.
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it was so cute! i was suposed to read this for lang. arts but this behelps me with math too!!!!!! i love it!<3
Well it helped me with math! I got better grades!
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This book, required for my school, was highly educational with its use of a storyline and pictures to help with the material. That being said, I feel like this was just a high school textbook written into a book for ten year olds. The different names for different math terms were highly confusing, and I found several grammatical errors. For a required book, though, it was much more manageable than I'd expected.