Kristina Reiss

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Ombudsperson, TUM

Former Professor for Mathematics Education
TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology

born June 27, 1952

kristina.reiss(at)tum.de
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Scientific Work

Kristina Reiss was head of the Heinz Nixdorf Endowed Chair for Mathematics Education at the newly founded TUM School of Education from 2009 to 2021 and was dean of this faculty from 2014 to 2021. Her research interests focus on learning and teaching and especially on the cognitive processes involved in learning mathematics. In various research projects - mainly with primary and secondary school students - she has empirically investigated aspects of the development of mathematical thinking, such as in relation to mathematical proof. In addition, she focuses on computer-supported learning environments and their evaluation in mathematics education. She was head of the PISA studies in Germany until 2021 and was responsible for the German national report in 2015 and 2018. The international orientation of research is educational sciences is an important concern for her in general. She is the author of more than 300 publications, has successfully supervised 18 doctoral students, and nine of her staff now hold professorships at universities.

 

Short biography

1971 - 1975 Study of Mathematics and Physics, University of Heidelberg
1975 First State Examination for Teaching in Schools
1977 Second State Examination for Teaching in Schools
1980 Dr. rer. nat, University of Heidelberg
1980 - 1991 Assistant Professor, University of Education Karlsruhe
1991 - 1992 Professor of Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart
1992 - 1997 Full Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, University of Flensburg
1997 - 2002 Full Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Oldenburg
2002 - 2005 Full Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Augsburg
2005 - 2009 Full Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Education, LMU Munich
2009 - 2021 Full Professor of Mathematics Education, Technical University of Munich
since 2022 Ombudsperson, TUM

 

Memberships and honours

Head of AK Education, acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering (since 2014)

Member of the Board of Trustees Deutsches Museum München (since 2015)

Member of the University Council Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern / Landau (since 2021)

National Project Manager PISA (2014-2021)

Member of the Review Board "Educational Science" Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (2008-2016)

Head of the Review Board "Educational Science" Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2012-2016)

Member of the University Council University of Koblenz-Landau (2011-2016)

Member of the University Council University of Klagenfurt, Austria (2011-2017)

Member of the Presidium Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (2009-2014)

Head of Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (2001–2005)

Member of the Council of Experts IPN Kiel (2005-2017)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the National Project Manager for the OECD Project PISA (2003–2007)

  

Awards

  • German Federal Cross of Merit (2008)
  • Member of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering (2011)

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Key Publications

Reinhold, F., Hoch, S., Werner, B., Richter-Gebert, J. & Reiss, K. (2020). Learning fractions with and without educational technology: What matters for high-achieving and low-achieving students? Learning and Instruction, 65, 101264.

Reiss, K. & Obersteiner, A. (2019). Competence models as a basis for defining, understanding, and diagnosing students’ mathematical competences. In A. Fritz-Stratmann, V. G. Haase, & P. Räsänen (Eds.), International Handbook of Mathematics Learning Difficulties: From the Laboratory to the Classroom (pp. 43–56).

Reiss, K., & Schmieder, G. (2014). Basiswissen Zahlentheorie. Eine Einführung in Zahlen und Zahlbereiche (3. Auflage). Heidelberg: Springer (1. Auflage 2005; 2. Auflage 2007).

Reiss, K., Lindmeier, A., Barchfeld, P., & Sodian, B. (2013). Developing problem solving skills in elementary school: The case of data analysis, statistics, and probability. In Y. Li & J. N. Moschkovich (Eds.), Proficiency and Beliefs in Learning and Teaching Mathematics (pp. 33–49). Rotterdam: Sense.

Reiss, K., & Renkl, A. (2002). Learning to prove: The idea of heuristic examples. Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik, 34(1), 29–35.

Reiss, K. & Scheuerer, S. (2021). Fortbildung Stochastik. Materialien für die Fortbildung von Lehrkräften  in Deutsch, Englisch und Spanisch (unter Mitarbeit von Jorge Andrés Toro Uribe). https://medienportal.siemens-stiftung.org/de/fortbildungen/kurse/stochastik