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Math Club

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.

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. 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:


Below is LACC’s placement among all two-year colleges in the AMATYC national mathematics competition from 2001 through 2019.  [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 6.  In particular, LACC student Edward Jin was placed the second place nationwide in 2018 and 2019.

Year / LACC’s placement
  • 2001                38
  • 2002                9
  • 2003                3
  • 2004                1         
  • 2005                6
  • 2006                2                     
  • 2007                1                     
  • 2008                4        
  • 2009                        
  • 2010                1
  • 2011                4         
  • 2012                3         
  • 2013                4         
  • 2014                1
  • 2015                2
  • 2016                3         
  • 2017                4
  • 2018                2
  • 2019                1

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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.


   Roger Wolf

Math Club Advisor

FH 101H
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2828

Sample Exams

today our math club is competing in the first round of a national math competition called the a Matic which is open to any student in any two-year college a lot of logic algebra geometry experience it's like mad really it's just for me to expand like my knowledge when it comes to mathematics I like to see I think it just broadens my tools for problem solving in general you want to have something else on our resume for college and also we get extra credit we've had students from this test go to MIT Caltech Stanford Yale and University of Chicago






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