Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics

SACMATH

Welcome to SACMATH

(Last Updated: February 11, 2020)


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 2019-2020 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.


Franklin HS in Elk Grove is hosting a High School Contest on Sunday March 1. Details are below.


UC Davis has a Math Circle program, for math education and problem solving building, with meetings throughout the year. I am also planning to work wtih UC Davis to host the AMC competitions throughout the school year. Details are below.


I will be recruiting students to form an ARML team to representing Sacramento Valley at ARML. Practices will be Saturdays in 2020 at UC Davis, in conjunction with Math Circle. See below for more information.


Feel free to contact me (Jeff Soesbe of SACMATH) at [email protected] with any questions. 


I hope you enjoy the contests!


- Jeff Soesbe


CONTESTS AND ACTIVITIES


Saturdays: Math Circle at UC Davis

UC Davis Math Department will once again be hosting Math Circle Sessions. The sessions will be on Saturdays (start date not known yet).

For more details, contact the UC Davis Math Circle at [email protected] or visit their website (https://davismathcircle.wordpress.com)



Sunday, October 20, 2019: MATHLEAGUE.ORG CONTESTS @ CHURCHILL MS

Sunday October 20, 2019, there were two math contests: an Elementary School Contest and a Middle School Contest

Results for the contests are available at MathLeague.Org. Click on the contest type (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL or MIDDLE SCHOOL) then on RESULTS.

MS Countdown Results: 1st = D H , Holmes; 2nd = H P, Churchill; 3rd = W L, Monte Vista; 4th = M M, Granite Oaks



Sunday November 17, 2019: AMC8 at UC Davis, from 1:00 to 3:00

In conjunction with the UC Davis Math Circle, we hosted the AMC8 competition at UC Davis, Giedt Hall on Sunday Nov 17 from 1:00 to 3:00

For more information about AMC tests see the MAA AMC website (https://www.maa.org/math-competitions)

Art of Problem Solving maintains an archive of AMC8 Problems and Solutions at:  (https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions)



Saturday November 23, 2019: MathLeague.Org contests @ Winston Churchill MS

Saturday November 23, 2019, there were two math contests: an Elementary School Contest and a Middle School Contest

Results for the contests are available at MathLeague.Org. Click on the contest type (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL or MIDDLE SCHOOL) then on RESULTS.

Due to computer problems, no Countdown contest was held (darn).


January/February 2020: AMC10/AMC12 (A and B tests) at UC DAVIS

In coordination with UC Davis Math Circle, we will be working to host the AMC competitions (AMC10 and AMC12, both A and B dates). 

AMC 10A and 12A will be the evening of Thursday January 30.

AMC 10B and 12B will be the evening of Wednesday, February 5.

For more information about AMC tests see the MAA AMC website (https://www.maa.org/math-competitions)

AMC10 test archive (https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_10_Problems_and_Solutions)

AMC12 test archive (https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_12_Problems_and_Solutions)



January 25-26, 2020: MathLeague.Org contests @ Holmes JHS, Davis

On the weekend of January 25-26, three contests were held: An Elementary School Contest, a Middle School Contest, and a High School Contest.

Results for the contest are available at MathLeague.Org. Click on the contest type (ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, or HIGH SCHOOL), then click on RESULTS.

MS Countdown Results: 1st = Irene X, Harper; 2nd = Neil K, Covington; 3rd = Kina L, Holmes; 4th = Wenlun L, Monte Vista


March 1, 2020: High School contest @ Franklin HS, Elk Grove

On the afternoon of Sunday March 1, Franklin HS in Elk Grove will be hosting a High School Contest.

Details on the contest, including how to register, can be found at the contest website.



Future Contests 

(depending on schedule and site availability):



February 2020: MathLeague.Org contests ?

I do not plan to hold any MathLeague.Org contests, but there might be contests run by others. If the contests happen, I will put details here and send them to the SACMATH email list.



Saturday, February 15, 2020: MathCounts Chapter Contest @ UC Davis

The MathCounts Sacramento Valley Chapter Contest will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020. I plan to hold the contest at UC Davis. Final details are being arranged. For more information about MathCounts see the MathCounts website


March 2020: MathLeague.Org contests @ TBD

I am investigating holding ES and HS MathLeague.Org contests in March 2020. More details will be announced once I have confirmed a site and a date.



March 29, 2020: MathLeague.Org ES District Contest

I am planning to hold the Mathleague.Org ES District Contest for the Sacramento District on the afternoon of Sunday March 29. Once details are set, the contest will be put on the list of contests at the MathLeague.Org ES Championships site.



May 29 - May 30, 2020: 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. 




Past Contests


Results from past MathLeague.Org Contests are available at the MathLeague.Org website (click on the contest type (Elementary/Middle/High), then on RESULTS, then look for the contest date)