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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May 17, LibraryCin rated it liked it Shelves: Contributed by Amy Bassan My elementary students love this book. Oct 06, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 07, Jeri rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list.
Then the Letters appear and everyone still has a room, even though no Numbers have left.
The Cat in Numberland Thanks to Paula Morrow for bringing this unusual children’s book to my attention. The poor confused cat.
The Cat in Numberland
Here, in addition to the usual surprises about infinite sets, the young reader can be introduced to odd vs. So, thanks to Allen Knutson for pointing me to the book and to Kelsey Houston-Edwards for the Infinity video which has now led to three fun projects with the boys! Did less of a good job when talking about other things that were tossed in — like the 4 games that the numbers could play adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Like the unrelated book Numberland by George Weinberg, most of the characters in the book are the positive integers themselves. The kids wouldn’t let me put it down. Feb 04, Badlydone rated it it was amazing Shelves: A must-read for young and old, math phobics, and “math philics”.
MathFiction: The Cat in Numberland (Ivar Ekeland (author) / John O’Brien (illustrator))
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Joy rated it really liked it Dec 19, Then the Letters appear and everyone still has a room, even though At Mr. Introduces fractions, the idea of infinity and discusses additon, subtraction, multiplication and division.
My older son got a little confused by the numbering of the hotel rooms in this video. Hilbert are owners of Hotel Infinity where every number integer has a room. I had checked out this ‘ Flatland for Infinity’ on a recommendation, but wasn’t too sure about it. The cat that lives at the hotel with all the numbers is finally so baffled by the fact that the hotel is full but there is always more room that he moves away.
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Luke Ewell rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Aug 04, Neem rated it really liked it Shelves: Tomas Bilek rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Trivia About The Cat in Number I love the inclusion of both letters and numbers and also the defense of zero!
To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. Davis Nummberland in Lexicon: A Mathematical Adventure for younger kids. Refresh and try again. With only one of each number, it’s not clear how the games are played; wouldn’t be numberlane to play.