The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is an autonomous body, governed as provided for in the constitution. It is an official subgroup of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and came into existence at the Third International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME3) held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1976.


The Constitution of PME

The Constitution of PME was adopted by the Annual General Meeting on the 17th of August, 1980 and changed by the Annual General Meetings on the 24th of July, 1967 and on the 14th of July, 2005. We print here only two parts of the constitution. As members it is important that you are aware of your rights.

The group has the name “International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education”, abbreviated to PME. The major goals of the Group are:

i. to promote international contacts and exchange of scientific information in the field of mathematical education;
ii. to promote and stimulate interdisciplinary research in the aforesaid area; and
iii. to further a deeper and more correct understanding of the psychological and other aspects of teaching and learning mathematics and the implications thereof.

All information concerning PME and its constitution can be found at the PME Website: http://igpme.org.


Honorary Members of PME:

Efraim Fischbein (Deceased)
Hans Freudenthal (Deceased)
Joop Van Dormolen (Retired)


International Committee of PME


Fou-lai Lin

National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)

Vice President

Aiso Heinze

University of Regensburg (Germany)


Cynthia Nicol

University of British Columbia (Canada)


Laurie Edwards

Saint Mary’s College of California (USA)



Alena Hošpesova University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Bat-Sheva Ilany Beitberl (Israel)
Behiye Ubuz Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
Cristina Frade Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Helen Forgasz Monash University (Australia)
Jeong Suk Pang Korea National University of Education (Korea)
Marcia Pinto Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Marianna Tzekaki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Olimpia Figueras Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (Mexico)
Peter Liljedahl Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Samuele Antonini University of Pavia (Italy)
Silvia Alatorre Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Mexico)
Tim Rowland The University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

PME Administrative Manager

Jarmila Novotná
Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Education
M.D. Rettigove 4
116 39 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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For more information concerning PME visit the PME Website