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LACC Mathematics Department:  Home of the National Champions

The LACC Mathematics Club was formed in 2000 to encourage students to continue in the study of mathematics and to excel in mathematics. As a result of their participation in the Math Club, many of the students changed their majors to mathematics and transferred to the prestigious University of California system (Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine, Santa Barbara, …), and California State University system every year to continue their studies.

The Math Club meets every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Franklin Hall 112 to work out solutions to difficult math problems on a group basis. The Math Club students participate in the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) competition. The AMATYC Student Mathematics League was founded in 1970 and has grown to almost 200 colleges in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda involving over 12,000 students each year.

In the nation–wide competition the LACC team placed 38th in 2001; 9th in 2002; 3rd in 2003; 1st in 2004; 6th in 2005; 2nd in 2006; 1st in 2007; 4th in 2008; 1st in 2009; 1st in 2010; 4th in 2011; 3rd in 2012; 4th in 2013; 1st in 2014; 2nd in 2015; 3rd in 2016; and 4th in 2017.

The first place winner in the individual competition receives the $3,000 Charles Miller Memorial Scholarship.  LACC Math Club members who have placed first are Dmitri Nedelchev in 2002;  Luana Raduca in 2003; Jeong Min Seong [who became a part-time Math Professor at Cal State LA] in 2004; Tedrick Leung [graduated from MIT] in 2007; Haykaz Stepanyan in 2010; and  Brendan Bryzcki [now attending the University of Chicago] in 2017. That is six years that the Grand Prize was won by an LACC student!

In addition to the Math Club, the LACC Mathematics Department hosts a high school and middle school math competition every spring.  It is one of the oldest math competitions in the country, first held in 1951.  The next contest will be on Saturday morning in March 3, 2018.  There will be breakfast for the competitors, parents, and teachers; cash prizes for the top four students; and several LACC scholarships.  For details please see the LACC Math Contest web site:  http://www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/mathdept/contest.html

Achievements

Below is LACC’s placement among all two-year colleges in the AMATYC national mathematics competition from 2001 through 2017.  [The number of colleges competing in the AMATYC each year has varied from 70 to 275.]

Here are the years that LACC has placed in the top 5:

Year         LACC’s placement

  • 2001              38
  • 2002                9
  • 2003                3
  • 2004                1         
  • 2005                6
  • 2006                2                     
  • 2007                1                     
  • 2008                4         
  • 2009                1         
  • 2010                1
  • 2011                4         
  • 2012                3         
  • 2013                4         
  • 2014                1
  • 2015                2
  • 2016                3         
  • 2017                4

For more information, please visit http://www.laccfoundation.org/lacc-mathematics-club-wins-national-championship/

Are you interested in participating in the LACC Math Club? Show up to the club meetings! You may contact the Math Club Advisor if you have any questions.

Contact

Dr. Anatoliy Nikolaychuk
Math Club Advisor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2822
nikolaam@faculty.laccd.edu

Sample Exams

2015 March

2015 Nov 

2014 March

2014 Oct 

2013 Nov

2013 March

2012 March

2011 Nov

2011 March

2009 Oct

2009 March

2008 Nov

2008 March

2007 Nov

2007 March

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