Sacramento (and Seattle?) 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).

In 2021, ARML will be virtual! It will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021. No travel required, and minimal expense! Practices will be organized through MathLeague.Org and will start on the weekend of Sat April 10 - Sun April 11. Details about practices will be available via MathLeague.Org.

Register at MathLeague.Org for more details, via the ARML pages (links to those pages on MathLeague.Org are at the bottom of this page).

Practice Schedule

Practices are Saturday or Sunday, from 4pm to 7pm, starting Saturday April 10 and continuing through the weekend before ARML.

A full practice schedule can be found at the SFBA/Norcal/WWW ARML 2021 Practices site. (Also linked from MathLeague.Org ARML site, links at bottom of this page).

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 2021 ARML competition is Saturday, June 5 and it will be Virtual! 

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, register for ARML at MathLeague.Org. MathLeague.Org is providing the administrative support for Mr Soesbe to organize teams and will be hosting all practices (virtually) in 2021. 

Register for ARML at the MathLeague.Org NORCAL/SFBA ARML page 

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 27, 2021, basic information about ARML is available at the MathLeague.Org sites below.)

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]