Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971 – 1975
    Studied mathematics and physics at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1975
    1st state examination

  • 1977
    2nd state examination

  • 1977 – 1980
    Heidelberg University

  • 1980

  • 1980 – 1991
    Research associate and assistant professor at the Karlsruhe University of Education, Germany

  • 1991 – 1992
    Professor of mathematics, University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1992 – 1997
    Professor of mathematics and mathematics education, University of Flensburg

  • 1997 – 2002
    Professor of mathematics education, University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 2002 – 2005
    Professor of mathematics education, University of Augsburg, Germany

  • 2005 – 2009
    Professor of mathematics and computer science education, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany

  • Since 2009
    Professor of mathematics education, Technische Universität München, Germany

Selected publications

  • Reiss, K., Schmieder, G.: Basiswissen Zahlentheorie. Eine Einführung in Zahlen und Zahlbereiche. Heidelberg: Springer (2. Auflage 2007) 2005.

  • Reiss, K., Ufer, St.: Was macht mathematisches Arbeiten aus? Empirische Ergebnisse zum Lernen von Argumentationen, Begründungen und Beweisen. In: Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung 111, 2009. S. 155-177.

  • Reiss, K., Winkelmann, H.: Kompetenzstufenmodelle für das Fach Mathematik im Primarbereich. In: Granzer, D. et al. (Hg.), Bildungsstandards Deutsch und Mathematik. Leistungsmessung in der Grundschule. Weinheim: Beltz 2009. S. 120-141.

  • Heinze, A., Reiss, K.: Developing argumentation and proof competencies in the mathematics classroom. In: Stylianou, D.A., Blanton, M.L., Knuth, E.J. (Eds.), Teaching and learning proof across the grades: A K – 16 Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge 2009. S. 191-203.

  • Reiss, K. et al.: Fostering argumentation and proof competencies in the mathematics classroom. In Prenzel, M. (Ed.), Studies on the educational quality of schools. The final report on the DFG Priority Programme. Münster: Waxmann 2007. S. 251-264.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DEVI: Development of primary-school aged children's ability to use fragile and conflicting scientific evidence

  • ELK-Math: Effects of heuristic sample solutions and collaboration scripts on the acquisition of individual and discursive components of mathematical argumentation competence

  • MenZa: Mental representation of numbers and competence in arithmetic in the early years of primary school

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board Education Sciences

Editorial activities:

  • Mathematik für das Lehramt (Mathematics for the Teaching Professions) (Springer, Heidelberg)

  • ZDM ? The International Journal on Mathematics Education

Scientific board:

  • Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics & Technology Education

  • Journal for Didactics of Mathematics

Memberships in scientific organisations:

  • German Society of Didactics of Mathematics (GDM)

  • Union of German Mathematicians (DMV)

  • German Society for Educational Science (

  • Association for Empirical Pedagogical Research (AEPF)

  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction


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