This reports a recently finished Ph.D. study (Dahl, 2002). It investigates how ten high school pupils (age 18-20) say they learn a mathematical concept that is new to them. There are four Danish pupils (gymnasium, A-niveau) and six English (A-level, AS Level Mathematics). The pupils have been taught mathematics at the highest level possible and are high-achieving. Various psychological learning theories are used to get a greater understanding of what the pupils say.
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