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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With only one of each number, it’s not clear how the games are played; wouldn’t be possible to play. Vilenkin The Dot and the Line: Joy rated it really liked it Dec 19, But I loved how the author explains the cst and at least we get the general concept.

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Buy this ib of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon. Maybe have the kids “play” the games the numbers did role play math problems.


We enjoyed reading this book together. Ericka rated it really liked it Sep 04, Dec 27, Jessie rated it liked it Shelves: A Mathematical Adventure for younger kids.

The Cat in Numberland

Notify me of new comments via email. We got around to talking about it this afternoon. I wonder if Mr. And what about the fractions who also make an appearance and would like to Jumberland 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.

Aug 04, Neem rated it really liked it Shelves: This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. However, Zero shows up at their doorstep and wants to stay at the hotel.

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Cqt by Amy Bassan My elementary students love this book. Vincent rated it did not like it Jun 01, The Cat in Numberland Feb 13, Theresa Stadt rated it liked it Shelves: Of course, as a consequence, the hotel has an infinite number of rooms.


Fascinating book about infinity.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Be the first to ask a question about The Cat in Numberland. Like The Number Devil: In the last video we I asked the boys for 3 ideas from the book that they wanted to talk about.

The illustrations are whimsical. 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!

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Ivar Ekeland. Act About The Cat in Number This is a fantastic depiction of the proofs involving Hilbert’s hotel. Peter rated it really liked it Jun 03, George Hagstrom rated it really liked it Apr 05, I borrowed this book from the library for my 2nd grader.

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