Department of Mathematics
On the Dirichlet's box principle
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.
Dirichlet's box priniciple, Discrete mathematics, Mathematical games
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Taylor & Francis
Poon, Kin-Keung, and Wai-Chee Shiu. "On the Dirichlet's box principle." International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 39.6 (2008): 833-838.