At Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert’s Hotel Infinity, the resident cat is puzzled. The hotel is fully booked, the rooms are full of Numbers, both Odds and Evens, yet guests. Shop our inventory for The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland, John O’Brien with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!. This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children. The hotel.
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I borrowed this book from the library for my 2nd grader. We got around to talking about it this afternoon. Lists with This Book. Feb 04, Badlydone rated it it was amazing Shelves: David rated it liked it Oct 20, Then the Letters appear and everyone still has a room, even though no Numbers have left.
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It’s just a great story with a bonus of kids learning about math concepts. Vilenkin The Dot and the Line: I love the inclusion of both letters and numbers and also the defense of zero! This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for children. You are commenting using your WordPress. The illustrations are very well done and do help explain. Kyle rated it it was amazing Dec 25, That conversation went pretty fast so I asked the boys to each find another bijection and got really lucky when they picked two pretty cool ideas — powers of 2 and prime numbers.
I bought this book for my eight-year old a math nerd in the makingbut the entire family enjoyed it so much that Numbdrland had to write a review.
No trivia or quizzes yet. We enjoyed reading this book together. The kids wouldn’t let me put it down. Oct 06, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like the unrelated book Numberland by George Weinberg, most of the characters in the book are the positive numbegland themselves. TRuman is into numbers lately, and we started reading this chapter number,and about a cat in numberland.
But I loved how the author explains the idea and at least we get nubmerland general concept.
Vincent rated it did not like it Jun 01, Interesting, kind of funny. In the last video we I asked the boys for 3 ideas from the book that they wanted to talk about.
MathFiction: The Cat in Numberland (Ivar Ekeland (author) / John O’Brien (illustrator))
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No matter how many guests arrive or depart, the hotel accommodates them all, and is always full. Books by Ivar Ekeland.
I did love the single variable algebra problems that were introduced when the letters came to p Did a good job of explaining the Hilbert hotel concepts. The Cat in Numberland addresses several complex mathematical concepts such as countable and uncountable infinities in a very clever and interesting way.
The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland
Ericka rated it really liked it Sep 04, Aug 09, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. It is a short read 56 pagesbut manages to entertain, inform, and stimualate those brain cells. I ordered the book immediately and had the boys read it a few times this week. However, Zero shows up at ih doorstep and wants to stay at the hotel.
He im it cover to cover in one sitting. Also, 0 can be divided, even though 0 can’t divide, and it would be very boring to play addition, subtraction, and multiplication with 0.
The Cat in Numberland
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a great book for him, and I love how intrigued he is with numbers, and math.
Aug 31, Alison Tripp rated it really liked it Shelves: