**A math success story … and a challenge (for you).**

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Earlier in the week, we posted results of a report ranking U.S. high school students #40 in math literacy among developed nations.

A friend reminded me that those are averages … and there are some bright lights.

One such bright light is shining at Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools.

Noble is comprised of a growing network of high quality public high schools located in Chicago’s communities of greatest need.

Noble has 18 campuses educating 12,000 students.

True to its mission, 98% of the students are minorities and 89% low income.

Here’s the kicker …

According to Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes:

Students at The Noble Network of Charter Schools receive the equivalent of nearly two years’ worth of math in each single year.Source

What kind of math are they working on?

**Here’s a problem from the 10th grade curriculum …. try it.**

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__Noble Charter HS – Math Challenge Question
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__The rectangle shown below is divided into four green squares, seven gold squares, four orange squares, and one blue rectangle.__

If the perimeter of the blue rectangle is 20 cm, what is the perimeter of the larger rectangle? __Explain your reasoning.__

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**Well, are you at least as smart as a Noble 10th grader?**

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We’ll post an answer next Monday.

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