Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics


Welcome to SACMATH

(Last Updated: September 19, 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.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, all contests are currently online.

SACMATH contests use tests from MathLeague.Org. MathLeague.Org is running online contests for the rest of 2020. For details on contest dates and how to register for contests, go to the MathLeague.Org website (

I will be offering AMC8 in an online setting. Students in Sacramento metropolitan area may register for AMC8 through SACMATH then take it online. Details are below.

MathCounts is running all competitions online. They are offering four monthly practice competitions (October through January), two Chapter Competitions (February), and the State Competition (March). For more details on the contests and to register, go to the MathCounts website (

UC Davis Math Circle is holding virtual Math Circle sessions on Saturday afternoons. For more details contact Math Circle at [email protected].

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

I hope you enjoy the contests!

- Jeff Soesbe


Saturdays: Math Circle at UC Davis

UC Davis Math Department is 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 (

September 2020 - December 2020

MathLeague.Org Online Contests for ES, MS, and HS.

For more details on contest dates and registration visit MathLeague.Org

SACMATH is running a regional site for taking AMC8. Students may register with SACMATH to take AMC8 online. AMC8 is scheduled for between November 10 and November 16, 2020. Students may have a parent proctor or have me (Mr. Soesbe) proctor. If you want me (Mr. Soesbe) to proctor, there will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday November 14 from 10:00 am to 12 noon. Information about the ZOOM meeting will be sent to registered students.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Priority for taking AMC8 through SACMATH will be given to students in the Sacramento metropolitan area. This opportunity is intended for students whose school is not offering AMC8. If your school is offering AMC8, please take the test with your school. 

The 2021 Sacramento Valley MathCounts competition will be online. For details and to register a school, visit the MathCounts website (

Future Contests 

(depending on schedule and site availability):

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)