Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics


Welcome to SACMATH

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 2017-2018 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.

The next SACMATH Contests will be on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Oak Ridge HS in El Dorado Hills, CA. There will be an ES contest the morning of Saturday February 17, and a MS contest the afternoon of Saturday February 17. Details, including how to register, can be found on the contest pages linked below.

UC Davis will once again be a regional site for the AMC contests (AMC-8, AMC-10/12 A and B). AMC-10A/12A will be Wednesday, February 7. AMC-10B/12B will be Thursday, February 15. Both tests will be given in the evening. To register a student for the AMC tests, see instructions below.

Results from previous contests can be found on the "Contest Results" page.

Feel free to contact Jeff Soesbe of SACMATH at [email protected] with any questions. I hope you enjoy the contests!

Last Updated: January 28, 2018


Saturdays: Math Circle at UC Davis

The UC Davis Math Department will be holding Math Circle Sessions on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 starting on Saturday October 14. The sessions will be held in the Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 2112, on the UC Davis campus. The sessions will focus on building problem solving skills in preparation for math competitions such as the AMC competitions, SACMATH contests, and MathCounts. (NOTE: Sessions resume April 7 with sessions April 7 - May 5 oriented towards middle school and sessions May 12 - June 9 oriented towards elementary school, though all are welcome to attend).

For more details, contact the UC Davis Math Circle at [email protected] or visit their website (

Saturday March 24, 2018: MIRA LOMA MATH TOURNAMENT

On Saturday, March 24, Mira Loma is running a math tournament. They will have a middle school contest in the morning and an elementary school contest in the afternoon. For more details, see the competition flyer or contact the Mira Loma Math Club at [email protected].

Saturday February 17, 2018: SACMATH Contests at Oak Ridge HS

On Saturday, February 17, SACMATH will be running MathLeague.Org contests at Oak Ridge HS in El Dorado Hills, CA. Details including how to register can be found on the information page for each contest (linked below).

From 8:00 - 1:00 will be an Elementary School Contest (Information and Registration)

From 1:30 - 6:00 will be a Middle School Contest (Information and Registration)

Wednesday February 7: AMC10A and AMC12A at UC Davis

Thursday February 15: AMC10B and AMC12B at UC Davis

UC Davis will again be a regional site for the AMC contests. The tests will be in the evening, no earlier than 7:00 PM, and will be in a location in the Mathematical Sciences Building.

Students whose school does not offer a given AMC test may take it at UC Davis. 

To register a student, send the following information to [email protected]: Which Test(s); Student(s) name, grade, school; Adult contact name, email, phone number.

There is no charge, but please make sure to show up because demand is often high for spots.

Saturday February 10, 2018: MathCounts Chapter Contest at UC Davis

The Sacramento Valley Chapter Contest for MathCounts will be Saturday February 10, from 9:00 to 3:00, at UC Davis Giedt Hall. Schools that have registered via MathCounts will be contacted by me with details. To learn more about MathCounts Competitions, visit the MathCounts website

January 20, 2018: SACMATH Contests at Rocklin Academy Gateway

SACMATH held ES and MS contests at Winston Churchill MS. Results can be found at the MathLeague.Org website

November/December 2017: No Contests

There were no contests in November or December 2017.

October 21-22, 2017: SACMATH Contests at Winston Churchill MS

SACMATH held ES, MS, and HS contests at Winston Churchill MS. Results can be found at the MathLeague.Org website.