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About PME


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 August 17, 1980 and changed by the Annual General Meetings on July 24, 1987, on August 10, 1992, on August 2, 1994, on July 18, 1997, on July 14, 2005 and on July 21, 2012. We print here only two parts of the constitution. The group has the name “International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education”, abbreviated to PME. The major goals of the group are:

  • to promote international contact and exchange of scientific information in the field of mathematical education,
  • to promote and stimulate interdisciplinary research in the aforesaid area,
  • 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.

Honorary members of PME

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

International Committee of PME



PME Administrative Manager

Bettina Roesken-Winter
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Faculty of Mathematics, NA 1-35
Universitätsstraße 150 - 44780 Bochum

phone: +49 (0) 23432 23311

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