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 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.

UC Davis will again be a regional site for the AMC contests (AMC-8, AMC-10/12 A and B). All tests would be in the evening at UC Davis. AMC-8 is scheduled for Tuesday November 13. More details are 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: October 20, 2018


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.

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ Winston Churchill MS

On Saturday, October 13, SACMATH ran MathLeague.Org contests at Winston Churchill MS in Carmichael, CA.

Results for both contests are available at the MathLeague.Org results page.

Tuesday November 13, 2018: AMC8 at UC Davis

UC Davis will once again be a regional site for the AMC8 test, on the evening of Tuesday November 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The AMC8 is for students in eighth grade and below. There is no charge for the test, but spots are limited so please register in advance (and show up for the test). To register a student(s) for AMC8, send the following information to [email protected]:

- Student(s) name, grade, school

- Adult contact name, email, phone

(OCT 16 NOTE: Due to family and work demands, I am behind on processing AMC8 registrations. All registrations received as of Oct 16 should be considered confirmed. I should be able to get email replies out by Monday October 22. Thanks for understanding.)

November 2018: MathLeague.Org contests (potential)

There might be contests in the Sacramento area in November 2018. Once details are set, I will list the contests on this website and to the SACMATH email list.

December 8-9, 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ Oak Ridge HS, El Dorado Hills

On Saturday, December 8 and Sunday December 9, SACMATH will run MathLeague.Org contests at Oak Ridge HS in El Dorado Hills.

Saturday Dec 8, from 8:00 to 12:30 will be an Elementary School Contest (Information)

Saturday Dec 8, from 1:30 to 6:00 will be a Middle School Contest (Information)

Sunday Dec 9, from 1:30 to 6:00 will be a High School Contest (Information)

For contest details and registration, click on the above “Information" link associated with the contest.

All contests will be held at Oak Ridge HS, 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA.

Registration will close at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 5.

Future Contest (as currently envisioned):

January 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ TBD

Febuary 2018: MathCounts Chapter Contest @ TBD

February 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ TBD

February 2018: AMC10A/12A and AMC10B/12B @ UC Davis

March 2018: MathLeague.Org contests @ TBD