The DELTA series of
symposia on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics is a southern
hemisphere activity which began in 1997 with the first DELTA
conference in Brisbane, Australia which took place from 21-24 November
1997. It was followed by DELTA'99
in Laguna Quays on the Whitsunday Coast In Queensland from 21-24 November
The theme for DELTA'97 was
"What can we do to improve learning?". For DELTA'99 the main theme was
"The Challenge of Diversity". For DELTA'01 the main theme will be
"Gearing for Flexibility".
The idea is to have a
DELTA symposium every two years, the next one in 2003 possibly in New Zealand or
The official addresses of the Conference is
c/o The Department of Mathematics and Applied
University of Pretoria
Pretoria South Africa
+27-12-4202850 or +27-12-4202852
The conference takes place in the natural surroundings of
the Berg-en-Dal camp in the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK in South Africa. Escape
to the tranquility of the Bushveld and observe the abundant animal life in their
natural habitat. Come and experience Africa.
The theme of the
The theme of the conference is GEARING FOR FLEXIBILITY.
After diversity (the theme of Delta ’99) comes flexibility – the ability and
agility to move between diverse options. The conference will assess the
current state of mathematics education and research in the world at the year
2000 and formulate guidelines for reform and promotion of mathematics education
and research on the basis of this assessment and in line with the IMU’s WMY 2000
- Teaching web-based
- Flexibility in learning
and teaching styles
- Flexibility in entry
- Adapting curricula to
answer to demands of society
Delegates are limited to a total of 135.
Express your interest immediately at the e-mail address
programme of the conference will include one hour invited plenary lectures,
contributed papers by participants, panel sessions, workshops and round table
For visa application
purposes you will need an invitation letter from the Local
Organising Committee.. Such letters will be provided as soon as registration
forms are submitted.
The official language of
the conference is English.