SACMATH (Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics) is an organization led by Jeff Soesbe that has been running mathematics contests in the Sacramento region since October 2009.
During the 2018-2019 school year, I am planning another series of fun and challenging contests. I will also publicize other contests and math-related activities in the region. You can join the SACMATH mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming contests and activities.
My plan is to have one contest day per month from October through March. On this contest day there would be MathLeague.Org Elementary School and Middle School Contests. I will also try to do some High School contests during the year, as time and site availability permits.
I am recruiting students to form an ARML team to representing Sacramento Valley at ARML. Practices are Saturdays at UC Davis. See below for more information.
UC Davis continues their Math Circle program with Math Circle meetings in the winter and sprint. Details are below.
Feel free to contact Jeff Soesbe of SACMATH at [email protected] with any questions.
I hope you enjoy the contests!
Last Updated: March 30, 2019
Saturdays: Math Circle at UC Davis
UC Davis Math Department will once again be hosting Math Circle Sessions. The sessions will be on Saturdays starting Saturday October 6.
May 31 - June 1, 2019: ARML (American Regions Mathematics League)
Represent Sacramento Valley at ARML, one of the most prestigious high-school-level math contests in the country! Mr Soesbe is forming a team to compete at ARML. More details can be found on the Sacramento Valley ARML page on this website
(depending on schedule and site availability):
April 2019: Mira Loma High School is planning a math contest in April 2019. Once details are set, I will notify the email list and put the information on the SACMATH website.
October 2018: MathLeague.Org contests at Franklin HS
On Saturday October 13, MathLeague.Org contests (ES and MS) were run at Winston Churchill MS. Results are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type, then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)
UC Davis hosted AMC8 on Tues Nov 13. Results should be available in late December.
November 2018: MathLeague.Org contests at Franklin HS
On Sunday November 18, Franklin HS ran MathLeague.Org contests (ES and HS). Results are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type, then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)
December 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ Oak Ridge HS
On Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9, MathLeague.Org contests (ES, MS, and HS) were run at Oak Ridge HS. Results are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type, then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)
January 2019: MathLeague.Org contests @ Holmes JHS, Davis
On Saturday January 26, MathLeague.Org contests (ES and MS) were run at Holmes JHS in Davis. Results are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type, then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)
Saturday February 9, 2018: MathCounts Chapter Contest @UC Davis
The MathCounts Sacramento Valley Chapter Contest was Saturday February 9 at UC Davis Giedt Hall Room 1003. Congratulations to the schools and students advancing to NorCal State! For more information about MathCounts see the MathCounts website
February 2018: AMC10/AMC12 (A and B tests) at UC Davis
UC Davis was once again be a regional site for the AMC10 and AMC12 tests.
AMC 10A and 12A were the evening of Thursday, February 7 starting at 7:00 PM at UC Davis Mathematical Sciences Building
AMC 10B and 12B were the evening of Wednesday, February 13 starting at 7:00 PM at UC Davis Mathematical Sciences Building.
Once scores arrive, I will contact students with their AMC score.
For more information about AMC tests see the MAA AMC website (https://www.maa.org/math-competitions)
Art of Problem Solving has past AMC tests available at their website
March 17, 2019: MATHLEAGUE.ORG CONTESTS @ Winston Churchill MS, Carmichael
On Sunday, March 17, SACMATH ran a MathLeague.Org contest at Churchill MS in Carmichael.
Results are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type, then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)
(Mr Soesbe also ran the ES District Championship, results for that contest are also available at the MathLeague.Org website).