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 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 1999.

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 Argentina.

Official Address
The official addresses of the Conference is
 
 
WARTHOG DELTA'01 
c/o The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics 
University of Pretoria
0002 Pretoria     South Africa
email:  samern@scientia.up.ac.za
telephone - +27-12-4202850 or +27-12-4202852
fax - +27-12-4203893

The location
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 conference
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 objectives.

Conference topics

  • Teaching web-based courses
  • Multi-skilling
  • Flexibility in learning and teaching styles
  • Flexibility in entry level standards
  • Adapting curricula to answer to demands of society
  • Distance learning
  • Flexible assessment
Important
Delegates are limited to a total of 135. Express your interest immediately at the e-mail address above.

The Scientific Programme
The scientific programme of the conference will include one hour invited plenary lectures, contributed papers by participants, panel sessions, workshops and round table discussions.

Invitation letters
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.

Official language
The official language of the conference is English.