The Number Devil

The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

Book - 1998
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Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c1998
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805057706
Characteristics: 262 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Berner, Rotraut Susanne


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Jan 09, 2018

My 9-year- old son really enjoyed this book and finished it in two days. He learned a lot from it. He said he would like to be Robert (a character in the book) having such dreams about math. It took us more than half year to get this book from the library. It is very popular among kids. My son's teacher recommended it to him.

Quimeras Apr 17, 2013

I believe “The Number Devil” will be best understood and enjoyed by older kids (10 and up). Overall, I liked the artwork but found that there was not enough variety in the math covered.

Oct 31, 2012

Such a fun book. It has provoked an interest in all things mathematical. My 8 year old read it and enjoyed it immensely. Not sure how much she learned, but she has now been introduced to Pascal's triangle, squared and triangular numbers, fibonacci numbers and so much more.

HA_teen Feb 17, 2012

One may think that the book focuses primarily on maths, but that is not the case. The numerical world is cunningly woven into the story line to capture the attention of the reader ,all while reminding the reader of the presence of numbers in our lives.

Math enthusiasts will be amused by the number devil's teaching methods.


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Jul 25, 2012

gracenote123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 50


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