Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The Chair of Prof. Reiss (b. 1952) researches various aspects of competence in mathematics education. Descriptive research and intervention studies put the focus on both the structure of teaching and learning and child and adolescent development. The group also explores the interface between mathematics and mathematics teaching for the training of future teachers.

Prof. Reiss studied mathematics and physics at the University of Heidelberg and completed her first and second state examinations (Staatsexamen) there. She also obtained her doctorate at Heidelberg in 1980 with a thesis on pure mathematics. She has worked at various institutes of higher education, including Stuttgart, Oldenburg and Augsburg. Her first professorial position in Munich was at Ludwig Maximilian University. Since 2009, she has held the Heinz Nixdorf Chair of Mathematics Education at TUM. Prof. Reiss is a member of the expert advisory board of the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) Kiel and the executive committee of the German Mathematical Society (DMV). She is also a member of the German Research Foundation’s “Education Sciences” review board.


  • Bundesverdienstkreuz (2008)

Key Publications (all publications)

Reiss K, Winkelmann, H: „Kompetenzstufenmodelle für das Fach Mathematik im Primarbereich“. In: Bildungsstandards Deutsch und Mathematik. Leistungsmessung in der Grundschule. Editors: Granzer D, Köller O, Bremerich-Vos A, van den Heuvel- Panhuizen M, Reiss K, Walther G. 2009; 120–141.

Heinze A, Reiss K: “Developing argumentation and proof competencies in the mathematics classroom”. In: Teaching and learning proof across the grades: A K – 16 Perspective . Editors: Stylianou DA, Blanton ML, Knuth EJ. 2009. S. 191–203.

Reiss K, Schmieder G: Basiswissen Zahlentheorie. Eine Einführung in  Zahlen und Zahlbereiche. Heidelberg: Springer, 2007.

Reiss K, Heinze A, Kessler S, Rudolph-Albert F, Renkl A: “Fostering argumentation and proof competencies in the mathematics classroom”. In: Studies on the educational quality of schools. The final report on the DFG Priority Programme. Editor: Prenzel M. 2007; 251–264.

Reiss K: „Bildungsstandards und die Rolle der Fachdidaktik am Beispiel der Mathematik“. In: Zeitschrift fü̈r Pädagogik. 2004; 50(5): 635-649.