On the Dirichlet's box principle

Kin Keung Poon*, Wai Chee SHIU

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this note, we will focus on several applications on the Dirichlet's box principle in Discrete Mathematics lesson and number theory lesson. In addition, the main result is an innovative game on a triangular board developed by the authors. The game has been used in teaching and learning mathematics in Discrete Mathematics and some high schools in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-838
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Applied Mathematics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dirichlet's box priniciple
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Mathematical games


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