Western PA ARML is a program for high school students interested in mathematics and in math competitions. At weekly practices, students learn math that isn't normally part of the high school curriculum, focusing on problemsolving techniques. At the end of May, we send a team of 15 students to participate in the ARML competition.
We welcome students of all abilities to attend our practices. The only requirement is being excited about math!
Practices are held throughout the year every Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Carnegie Mellon University in Porter Hall, room A19. (Porter Hall is in the northwestern corner of the CMU campus, and is most easily accessible via Frew St.)
The typical ARML practice begins with a lesson on a mathematical technique, together by a problemsolving session, which lasts until around 5:30 PM. After a break for pizza, one of the coaches or a guest might give a talk, or we might have a short practice contest lasting about an hour.
A tentative schedule for the fall semester of 2016 is provided. Check back for uptodate information about the topics that will be covered in practices, the speakers for the afterpizza talks, and handouts from previous practices.
Date  Topic  Subtopic  After Pizza 
September 11  Number Theory (Annie and Emily) 
Modular Arithmetic and Divisibility Handout / Solutions 
C.J.: The Sizes of Infinity Slides 
September 18  Euler's Totient Function Handout 
Victor: Short math contest 2003 AMC 10B, 2003 USAMO 

September 25  Integer Linear Equations Handout 
Misha: How to Gamble  
October 2  Sums of Squares Handout 
Victor: Short math contest 1995 ARML Individual Round 

October 9  Patrick: Practice math contest Problems from the SMT: Version 1, Version 2, Team Contest 

October 16  Geometry (Andrew and David) 
Similar Triangles Handout 
Misha: False Patterns Slides 
October 23  Circles Handout 
Misha: Short Math Contest Problems / Solutions 

October 30  Trigonometry Handout 
Victor: Short math contest Problems / Solutions 

November 6  Cyclic Quadrilaterals Handout 
C.J.: Finding Hay in a Haystack  
November 13  Patrick: Practice math contest Problems from the BMT: Version 1, Version 2, Team Contest 

November 20  Functions (C.J.) 
Trigonometric Functions Handout 
Misha: Summing Divergent Series 
November 27  Miscellaneous Functions Handout 
Misha: Short math contest 2004 AMC 10A, 2003/4 BMO Round 1 

December 4  Sequences and Series (Misha) 
Summing Series Handout / Solutions 
C.J.: Mass Points 
December 11  Solving Recurrences Handout 
Fun! 
The team captain is Andrew Gu <a1267ab@gmail.com>, a junior at Allderdice High School.
Our faculty sponsor is PoShen Loh, a professor in the math department at CMU.
If you have any comments or questions or would like to know more about ARML, please don't hesitate to email any of the coaches!
This website also has the complete schedule for ARML practices in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters.
There are also old practice materials from 2012, 2013, and 2014.