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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This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. Bayerischer Rundfunk in German. I’ve been giving copies in appropriate languages to children ever since. It’s challenging, but we’re finding some really fun ways to create 3-week units for zahlentsufel different subjects: 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.

Robert is a young boy who suffers from mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. The book follows a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve dreams. Contributed by anonymous visitor.

While it didn’t give me much about fibonacci besides a few interesting little bits about his numbers, I did recall what a great read this was when i was in 6th grade. I did really like the way the concepts were presented and thought it was a great way to get kids interested in math. Contributed by Anonymous The Number Devil was a great book. I am astounded by how interesting this book made everything sound.

The only thing that bothers me is that they use fake and “quirky” names for the mathematical zahlentefel. The book ends with Robert in class using his newfound mathematical knowledge. Enzenberger does a marvelous job of making seemingly difficult number theory concepts fun and easy to understand. At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle.

The Number Devil Der Zahlenteufel Here’s just the book for you”. Contributed by Kathryn I really loved this book, and as a future math educator, I found it to be very useful for something I could one day use in the classroom. Contributed by Sarah Paige “It was a pleasure reading [this] book. As our “last chapter”, the students pretend they are a Number Devil and research a topic to explain to someone as their first assignment as a number devil.


Contributed by Maria My fourth grade daughter and I alternated reading a chapter aloud every day. Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.

Contributed by Nadia I’m a 6th grader and i just love to read this book for fun!! Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. My mother raised me with a love of ver and math and its mysteries and complexities from an early age. We read this zalenteufel to learn and have fun. Its colorful use of fictional mathematical terms and its creative descriptions of concepts have made it a suggested book for both children and adults troubled with math.

Archived from the original on zahlenteeufel April It’s an excellent book!!

I do love the book’s ok, really it’s the author’s imagination! Are the concepts such as Fibonacci numbers and Pascal’s triangle merely mathematical “recreations” or are they actually useful for something? It’s a great book because it is easy to read and gets kids to think about mathematical ideas. Contributed by Anonymous I picked this up first of all to practice my German, but was instantly hooked. Writing Across the Curriculum is a key component of our PreK school.

I’m sure we’ll read it again. Overall, my husband, who’s not fond of math, thought it was a ddr math reading he thought he missed out on growing up. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple drr, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials. de

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I remembered reading this book a few years ago, and remembered the fibonacci numbers in this book. The seventh night brings Robert to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays. Although some of the concepts may be a xahlenteufel 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.


Together they explore a variety of mathematical things a lot of them from number theory, such as prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers and the golden section, permutations, etc. FantasyDidacticChildren’s Literature.

I think there is a problem here! Contributed by Anna This is without doubt one of the best mathematical fictions I’ve read. English, Math, and Art.

Henry Holt and Company. He zahletneufel 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. Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a time after the fourth night, Zahlentdufel cannot find the Number Devil in his dreams; later, however, on the fifth night, Robert finds himself at a desert where the Number Devil teaches him about triangular numbers through the use of coconuts. Ball and Bass were concerned with The Number Devil ‘s negative characterization of math teachersits apparent presentation of mathematics as magical rather than factualand a number zzhlenteufel other contentions.

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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By this dream, Robert’s mother has noticed a visible change in Robert’s mathematical interest, and Robert begins going to sleep earlier to encounter the Number Devil. We have the students work in groups throughout the school year on these zahelnteufel then each student is required zahlneteufel write an essay or creative story to explain how they found or tried to find the zahkenteufel to the questions posed.

Furthermore, two questions that came to mind were: