On the Dirichlet's box principle

Kin Keung Eric POON, Wai Chee SIU

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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. Copyright © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-838
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


Poon, K.-K., & Shiu, W.-C. (2008). On the Dirichlet's box principle. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 39(6), 833-838.


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


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