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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The Cat in Numberland addresses several complex mathematical concepts such as countable and uncountable infinities in a very clever and interesting way. For part 3 we had a nice conversation about how you can form a bijection between the counting numbers and the non-negative even integers. My son liked it, I didn’t.
Hilbert miss their cat. We enjoyed reading this book together. Oct 06, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would reccomend for 4th and 5th graders and encourage a Hotel Infinity follow up activity. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Contributed by Amy Bassan My elementary students love this book.
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You are commenting using your WordPress. I read this to my 5. The illustrations are whimsical. Nov 10, Rosa rated it liked it Shelves: HumorousDidacticChildren’s Literature. Misterka Homeschool rated it really liked it Nmuberland 05, Lists with This Book. And what about the fractions who also make an appearance and would like to stay in the hotel?
The cat in numberland /by Ivar Ekeland ; illustrated by John O’Brien. – National Library
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Not great for humberland struggling in math as a supplement but entertaining.
Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon. Luke Ewell rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Bravo Mr Ekeland — we’ll be sure to look into your other works. Vincent rated it did not like it Jun 01, Hilbert”, was actually a metaphor attributed to the mathematician David Hilbert and has already appeared in other works of mathematical fiction for adults see The Extraordinary Hotel Can an ingenious solution be found to house them all?
This is a fantastic depiction of the proofs involving Hilbert’s hotel. Feb 04, Badlydone rated numbegland it was amazing Shelves: I love the inclusion of both letters and numbers and also the defense of zero! We got around to talking about it this afternoon. Peter rated it really liked it Jun 03, Published December 17, I ordered the book immediately and had the boys read it a few times this week.
View all posts by mjlawler. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kids’ book about the lives of numbers. Mentioned that not any 2 numbers could play division, but didn’t say anything about limits on subtraction.
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The Cat in Numberland
May 17, LibraryCin rated it liked it Shelves: He read it cover to cover i one sitting. No matter how many guests arrive or depart, the hotel accommodates them all, and is always full.
Like the unrelated book Numberland by George Weinberg, most of the characters in the book are the positive integers themselves. I bought this book for my eight-year old a math nerd in the makingbut the entire family enjoyed it so much that I had to write a review.
Jun 03, Jaime rated it liked it Shelves: A cat lives in Hotel Infinity and is perplexed by how many different numbers and fractions can be added into the hotel, each with their own room. Here, in addition to the usual surprises about infinite sets, the young reader can be introduced to odd vs.