Sacramento Area Competitions in Mathematics


About Sacramento Valley ARML

Sacramento Valley ARML

Mr Soesbe is recruiting students to form a team for American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), one of the most prestigious high-school-level mathematics contests in the country. The students would compete while representing the Sacramento Valley (Students from Northern California non-Bay Area counties, including Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and other counties, are welcome to be part of the Sacramento Valley ARML team).

ARML practices are being planned for Saturday afternoons at UC Davis in April and May. Once I have a room reserved, I will put final details here. Mr Soesbe and any assistant coaches will be leading the practice sessions.

Practice Schedule

Planning for Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm at UC Davis from March 28 through May 23. More details once a room is reserved.

Basic Information About ARML 

Q: What is ARML?

A: ARML is one of the most prestigious high-school-level mathematics competitions in the country. Teams comprised of 15 students, selected to represent a state, region, city, or even school, travel to one of four regional testing centers for a 2-day competition involving challenging mathematical problems in both individual and team formats.

Q: When is ARML?

A: The 2020 ARML competition is Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30. 

Q: Where is ARML? How do I get there? Where do I stay? What do I eat?

A: Our ARML testing center is the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sacramento area students fly to Las Vegas, leaving for Las Vegas early the morning of Friday May 29 and returning the evening of Saturday May 30. 

Students stay in the UNLV dorms on Friday night while participating in the competition. UNLV provides breakfast and lunch on Saturday May 30. (Other meals and snacks are purchased by students using their personal funds, there are multiple places on the UNLV campus to purchase meals).

Q: How do I sign up for ARML?

A: First, and most importantly, come to the Introduction to ARML session (Planning for Saturday March 28 from 2pm to 5pm at UC Davis). Mr Soesbe will provide details about ARML, covering test formats and contest information, and lead a practice with ARML-style individual questions.

MathLeague.Org is providing the administrative support for Mr Soesbe to form a Sacramento Valley ARML team. Students may now register for ARML via MathLeague.Org, see the below links for details.

More Information About ARML

Q: What about other details like cost and facilities and forms and signup and travel process?

A: MathLeague.Org has information pages for ARML with many details as follows:

(NOTE: As of March 9, 2020, information at the MathLeague.Org website should be current for 2020.)

About ARML =

NorCal/SFBA ARML = (Go to this page for information about registering for ARML)

For information about ARML itself, visit the ARML website

The Official American Regions Mathematics League (

If you have other questions after reading the above information, contact Mr. Soesbe at [email protected]