SACMATH (Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics) is an organization led by Jeff Soesbe that has been running mathematics contests in the Sacramento area since October 2009. During the 2014-2015 school year, I am planning another series of fun and challenging contests. You can join the SACMATH mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming SACMATH contests and other math contest related information.
The next set of contests in the 2014-2015 school year will be the weekend of Saturday, Dec 13, and Sunday Dec 14, 2014. Saturday will be a Middle School Contest in the afternoon. Sunday will be an Elementary School Contest in the morning and a High School Contest in the afternoon. (This is a change from my initial plans, due to Churchill having a scheduled event Saturday morning). See the contest information pages (links below) for details on contest formats and tests.
Results from previous contests can be found on the "Contest Results" page.
Feel free to contact Jeff Soesbe of SACMATH at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. I hope you enjoy the contests!
Sat & Sun Dec 13 & 14, 2014: SACMATH Contests (MS, HS, and ES)
There will be one contest on Saturday Dec 13: a Middle School Contest from 2:00 to 6:00. This contest will use the MathLeague.Org format for Middle School (Sprint, Target, Team, Countdown).
There will be two contests on Sunday Dec 14: an Elementary School Contest from 8:00 to 12:00, and a High School Contest from 1:30 to 6:00. Both contests use the MathLeague.Org format specified for the contest level.
See the contest information pages for details on the format and how to register.
Registration for all contests will close Wednesday, December 10 at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.
Maps for Winston Churchill MS (contest site)
2014-2015 School Year
The below dates are the preliminary plan for SACMATH contests throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. All dates are subject to change due to work and family requirements.
Sat Feb 7, 2015: Math Counts Chapter (regional) Competition (MS)
MathCounts is a nationwide math contest for Middle School students. Jeff Soesbe is the Chapter Coordinator for the Sacramento Valley Chapter and runs the Chapter Competition. For more information about the MathCounts Competition Program, and also information about the Free MathCounts Club Program, see the MathCounts website (www.mathcounts.org).
Sun Feb 8 2015: SACMATH Contests (ES and HS)
Sun Feb 8 would be two contests: an Elementary School contest in the morning and a High School Contest in the afternoon.
Apr 25 or 26, 2015: ARML Local at UC Davis
As part of preparing regional teams for ARML (see below), Davis Math Circle will be hosting the ARML Local competition one day the weekend of Apr 25 and 26 (likely Saturday April 25 during Math Circle/League).
Apr 2015: SACMATH "Alamo Format" Contests (ES, MS/HS)
I am considering having contests using my "Alamo Format" some time in April 2015. This will depend on my schedule and time commitments.
For reference, "Alamo Format" is (Elementary School) Number Sense, Mathematics, Maps/Graphs/Charts, Countdown & Math Bowl; (Middle/High School) Number Sense, Subject Area Math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra-2, Trig, Calculus), Science (MS and HS)
May 29-30, 2015: ARML (American Regional Math League) at UNLV
ARML is a nationwide math contest for students at the high school math level. UC Davis Math Circle and SACMATH are helping to organize one or more 15-student teams to represent the Sacramento Metropolitan Area in the contest. The team would practice as part of the Davis Math Circle activities.