ProMath Group


ProMath 2014

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 16th conference on Problem Solving in Mathematics Education, ProMath 2014, organized by the University of Helsinki. The conference is held from May 27th to May 30th 2014 at the Department of Teacher Education, Siltavuorenpenger 3 A.

Aim of the conference

The aim of the conference is to provide a discussion forum and to present research results in the field of problem solving. In the ProMath spirit we will provide enough time to engage in in-depth discussions after each presentation.

The theme for the conference is Problem Solving Makes School Mathematics Enjoyable and Challenging.

Conference fee

The conference fee is going to be about 100 euros. The fee includes coffee break refreshments, lunches, get together event and conference excursion marked in the program. Information about the fee and the payment policy will be published on this webpage in January 2014.

UPDATE: Payment details
Conference fee 100 € should be paid by April 30, 2014 via bank transfer

Payee:  ProMath 2014 conference
Bank: Nordea
IBAN: FI2216603000077738
NOTE: The information field should include the following information: 7620215 / your name / your affiliation.


The conference begins on 27th of May at 12.00 with opening words and a keynote lecture held by professor (emer.) John Mason. The conference ends at 14.00 on the 30th of May.

Here you can find the final program and abstracts.

Conference proceedings

Conference papers are going to be published as a special issue in LUMAT journal (an electronic journal) in the beginning of 2015. See for more information about the journal.
Deadline for the papers is August 31, 2014. Review-process begins after that.

Important dates

The latest day to register: April 30, 2014
The latest day to submit an abstract: March 30, 2014
The latest day to submit the paper: August 31, 2014

Travel Information

The main airport in Helsinki is served by flights from all around Europe. Further travel and tourist information is available at


A list of hotels can be found here.

Additional information

We are going to organize also a smaller meeting for researchers who are interested in using drawings as a research method on Friday the 30th of May. You are all welcome to participate to this meeting after closing session. The meeting will end at 17.00.

Notice also that the Seventh Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education, NORMA 14 will take place in Turku (Åbo), Finland ( 3-6 June 2014. The theme for the conference is "Nordic research in mathematics education". Further information about the conference can be found on NORMA14 website: .


Looking forward to see you in Helsinki!

The Program and Organizing Committee:
Anu Laine, Markku Hannula, Erkki Pehkonen, Päivi Portaankorva-Koivisto, Liisa Näveri & Sirpa Wass

Contact for ProMath 2014

Anu Laine
ProMath 2014
University of Helsinki
Department of Teacher Education
Siltavuorenpenger 5A