Research in mathematics education is part of the research profile of the Otto-Friedrich-University in the focus on education.

Studies especially focus on teaching-learning-processes, development of substantial learning environments as well as research questions related to mathematics, psychology, and paedagogy.

Research Interests (Prof. Dr. Steinweg)

  • Algebraic Thinking
  • Mathematics Education between Kindergarten and School (Early Numeracy)
  • Mathematics as the Science of Patterns
  • IT Education for Teachers

Current PhD Research Studies

  • Innovative Assessment in Maths Classrooms
  • Promoting Multiplicative Understanding
  • Effects of App Use for Early Mathematical Education
  • Representation based Proofs in Primary Mathematics Education

Finalised PhD Research Studies

  • Graphic Representation of Context Tasks - Development of an Analysis Instrument and Evaluation of an Intervention Measure
  • Early Mathematical Education in the Everyday Life of Kindergarten - Foundation and Evaluation of a Competence-Oriented Approach
  • The Development of Solution Strategies for Addition Tasks during the First School Year


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Transfer (Inservice Teacher Education Courses)