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L'home que calculava by Júlio César (Malba…

L'home que calculava (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Júlio César (Malba Tahan 1974) de Mello i Souza, Mia Tarradas Iglesias (Translator)

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A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features thewritings of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations.
Title:L'home que calculava
Authors:Júlio César (Malba Tahan 1974) de Mello i Souza
Other authors:Mia Tarradas Iglesias (Translator)
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The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures by Malba Tahan (1990)


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The man who counted is a book that shows a mans adventure to bring the wonders of mathematics to the public. I like who this book shows how math can be exciting to find and I think this is a great message to bring to the middle school class. Showing students that it is okay to think math is exciting is very important, as well as showing them how math is found everywhere besides the classroom. ( )
  annamcgee1 | Nov 17, 2021 |
The book The Man Who Counted is a collection of various mathematical adventures. Beremiz Samir, takes the reader on a very many adventures where he has to use his mathematical powers to continue his journey. He uses his powers to settle disputes, overcome dangerous situations, give advice, and to win fame, fortune, and rewards. This is a good book to read in your intended math class as it can show students that math can be fun and exciting. ( )
  ARobertson | Mar 24, 2021 |
Siamo circa nel 1200 d.C e Hanak Tade Maia incontra sul suo destino Beremiz Samir, un semplice viandante che si dimostrerà una persona di una intelligenza matematica eccezionale. I due percorrono la strada che li porta a Baghdad incontrando persone che pongono continuamente quesiti al matematico fino alle 7 prove finali che gli permetteranno, se risponderà correttamente a tutto, di conquistare un premio molto ambito.
Così, grazie a Beremir, scopriamo che ci sono dei numeri speciali, dei numeri che si vogliono più bene di altri, dei numeri che contengono in se stessi tutti gli altri, delle operazioni che rappresentano la perfezione matematica, estetica e stilistica.
Il viaggio è bellissimo, a volte difficile da capire, a volte semplice e immediato e le soluzioni ai quesiti matematici possono diventare anche simpatici giochi tra amici.
Bellissimo questo libro, se l'avessi letto al liceo magari avrei amato un po' di più la matematica (che oggi adoro)!

Per esempio voi lo sapevate che, escluso il numero 1, 8 e 27 sono gli unici numeri uguali alla somma delle cifre dei loro cubi?

Ovviamente io no :) ( )
  Feseven78 | Apr 17, 2019 |
Muy bueno, pero no me gustó el final. ( )
  anyulled | Apr 2, 2014 |
O Homem que Calculava é um bom livro de histórias e também, fato raro, um bom livro didático. A vontade de resolver os problemas lógicos e matemáticos pode despertar o interesse por essas áreas, enquanto o próprio estilo e a ambientação do livro podem despertar o leitor para livros complexos como As Mil e Uma Noites.
Eu realmente gostei de lê-lo quando era criança e também de relê-lo mais tarde. ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
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"Books like this turn potentially dry areas of study like mathematics into fun activities that stimulate the imagination. And they make delightful, light bedtime reading."
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To the memory of seven great geometrists, Christian or agnostic:
Descartes, Pascal, Newton[,] Leibniz, Euler, Lagrange, Comte

Allah take pity on these infidels!

and to the memory of the unforgettable mathematician, astronomer, and Muslim philosopher
Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi

Allah preserve him in his glory!

and also to all who study, teach, or admire the prodigious science of scale, form, numbers, measures, functions, movement, and the laws of nature.
I, pilgrim, descend from the Prophet
Ali lezid Izz-Edim ibn-Salim Hanak
Malba Tahan

believer in Allah and in Muhammad, his sacred Prophet

dedicate these pages of legen and fantasy
- Baghdad, nineteenth day of the moon of Ramadan, 1321
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A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features thewritings of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations.

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Here the adventures of Beremiz Samir, The Man Who Counted, are told and in doing so, are the stories of many famous mathematicians. The stories and the many number puzzles contained in the stories are quite entertaining for readers.
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