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 (mostly) on Saturday afternoons from 200 - 400 at UC Davis Math Building Room 2112 (after the UC Davis Math Circle Sessions). Mr Soesbe and any assistant coaches will be leading the practice sessions.

Practice Schedule

(all practices at UC Davis, Math Sci Building, Room 2112)

Sat Mar 30, 2-4pm = Introduction; Individual Test 

Sat Apr 6, 2-4pm = Relay Test; 

SUNDAY Apr 14, 2-4pm = Team Test

Sat Apr 20, 2-4pm = Individual Test; Relay Test

SUNDAY Apr 28, 2-430pm = ARML Local Contest

Sat May 4, 2-4pm = Power Test; Team Test

Sat May 11, 2-4pm = Individual Test;

Sat May 18, 2-4pm = ??? (Mr Soesbe out of town, if I have an assistant coach they will run practice)

Sat May 25, 2-4pm = Final Review of various items and schedule

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 ARML competition is Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1. 

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 usually fly to Las Vegas, leaving for Las Vegas early the morning of Friday May 31 and returning the evening of Saturday June 1. 

Students stay in the UNLV dorms on Friday night while participating in the competition. UNLV provides breakfast and lunch on Saturday June 1. (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 on Saturday March 30, from 200 - 400 at UC Davis, in the Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 2112. 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:

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]