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Sommerhoff, Daniel

Daniel Sommerhoff

Mathematics Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-5299
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 3b


2013 – 2017 Doctoral fellow at the International Doctorate Program REASON of the Elite Network of Bavaria and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2007 – 2012 Studies mathematics diploma at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2006 – 2013 Studies in teaching mathematics and physics for secondary schools at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professional Activity

Since 10/2020 Research Scientist at IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel
2019 Deputy professorship for mathematics and its education (W3) at University of Cologne
2017 – 2020 Head of the office for student affairs of the faculty of mathematics, computer science and statistics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2016 – 2020 Research scientist at the chair for mathematics education at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2013 – 2016 Doctoral scholar at the International Doctorate Program REASON

Research Interests

Mathematical argumentation and proof
Development of mathematical competencies from secondary to tertiary education, esp. transition school to university
Video-based simulations for the assessment and support of teachers' diagnostic competencies
Effective Scaffolding
Use of digital progress monitoring software

Current Projects

KUM - Knowledge for Undergraduate Mathematics
BABS I - Befragung Adaptives Beweisen in der Sekundarstufe

Selected Publications

Sümmermann, M., Sommerhoff, D., Rott, B. (accepted). Mathematics in the Digital Age: The Case of Simulation-Based Proofs. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Codreanu, E., Sommerhoff, D., Huber, S., Ufer, S., & Seidel, T. (2020). Between authenticity and cognitive demand: finding a balance in designing a video-based simulation in the context of mathematics teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 95.[103146].
Sommerhoff, D., & Ufer, S. (2019). Acceptance Criteria for Validating Mathematical Proofs Used by Pupils, University Students, and Mathematicians in the Context of Teaching. ZDM Mathematics Education, 51(5), 717-730.
Förtsch, C.*, Sommerhoff, D.*, Fischer, F., Fischer, M. R., Girwidz, R., Obersteiner, A., . . . Neuhaus, B. J. (2018). Systematizing professional knowledge of medical doctors and teachers: Development of an interdisciplinary framework in the context of diagnostic competences. Education Sciences, 8(4).[207]. (* shared co-first authorship)
Weixler, S., Sommerhoff, D., & Ufer, S. (2018). The Empirical Law of Large Numbers and the Hospital Problem: Systematic Investigation of the Impact of Multiple Task and Person Characteristics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 100(1), 61-82.