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During this fun, easy to implement, classroom tested unit students learn to represent fractions and its decimal and percent equivalent. The unit...
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No more boring math problems guaranteed to make students zone out. Here is an out of the ordinary collection of pre-algebra puzzles designed to h...
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During this easy to implement, classroom tested, fun unit students use logic and multiple representations (words, drawings and symbols) to evalua...
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During this fun and easy to implement unit students use patterns, tables and graphs to build a conceptual understanding of linear equations, slop...
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In Mastering Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percents with Ease the author has organized a graduated sequence of visual images that help stude...
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During this classroom tested, fun and easy to implement unit students build a conceptual understanding of integers by using money, tiles, sea lev...
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During this scaffolded, classroom tested, fun and easy to implement unit students learn to represent, compare, add, subtract, multiply and divide...
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During this fun and easy to implement unit students use "food" to build a conceptual understanding of writing expressions, combining like terms, ...
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In order to help my students solve sales tax percent problems, I developed a worksheet with guiding questions that lead students through the step...
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During this classroom tested, fun and easy to implement unit students build a conceptual understanding of rates and ratios using drawings, tables...
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In order to help my students solve discount percent problems, I developed a worksheet with guiding questions that lead students through the steps...
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In order to help my students to solve percent discount word problems, I developed a worksheet with guiding questions that lead students through t...
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Powerpoint introduces, step by step, how to add and subtract fractions using algebra. Easy. Ideal for students who struggle with fractions and ...
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During the Hot Air Balloon unit students use a hot air balloon and vertical number line to develop a conceptual understanding of addition and sub...
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In order to help my students to solve tip percent problems, I developed a worksheet with guiding questions that lead students through the steps n...
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In order to help my students to solve discount with tax percent problems, I developed a worksheet with guiding questions that lead students throu...
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This easy to implement, classroom tested unit, introduces students to the different concepts needed to solve problems involving the Pythagorean T...
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During this classroom tested, fun and easy to implement unit students build a conceptual understanding of percent by using multiples. In additio...
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During this classroom tested, fun and engaging unit of study, students learn: a. what is area; b. what is perimeters; c. to calculate the area o...
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Ten fun activities to introduce inequalities using store ads. Students are given an inequalities and have to find three products in store and ...
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Michelle Dupuis
Michelle Dupuis  (TpT Seller)
Hi
I just became a follower, I would appreciate a follow back at Michelle Dupuis. Good luck on TPT, it is lots of fun!
Thanks
November 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Sure!!! will do!!! Susan
November 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Adrienne Norris  (TpT Seller) re: Fill-In Pre-Algebra Puzzles
Hi! Thank you for creating this great puzzle. On the 2nd Order of Operations Fill In the directions state to "Complete the puzzle using ... and the digit five as your clues." I think it say one instead. Am I correct?
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Adrienne, you are correct! thanks!!! Susan
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Judith Jenson  (TpT Seller) re: Pathway to Pre-Algebra Proficiency: 30 Puzzles and Mini-Lesson
I asked about the "notes" box in FDP, but it is in the Proficiency pack.
October 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Judith, those are just for teacher to make comments about the activity for the next time he/she uses it... ideas to remember... a teacher friend of mine gave me that idea... Susan
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Judith Jenson  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan, Love your work! I am particularly fond of the fractions/decimals/percents unit; how are the boxes that have "notes" intended to be used?
October 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Judith,

Not sure I know what you are referring too... Sorry, can you be more explicit?

Thanks! Susan
October 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Mary-Ann DeVries  (TpT Seller)
if you could give me your email address, I will send you my information. I would rather not put it up in public. Thankyou
for your offer.
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Not a problem... Mercersue@aol.com
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Mary-Ann DeVries  (TpT Seller)
Did you get my response with the pages listed?
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Yes... Mary-ann if you are not happy with the unit I will be happy to reimburse you for it... Send me your email address, how much you paid, when you bought it and I will send you a reimbursement via pay-pal...
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Mary-Ann DeVries  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan,
Just wondering about the corrections for the answer pages in the Fractions, Decimals and Percents Book...
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
I don't see any problems with the answer key... not sure why you are saying it is incorrect... again the answer keys were reviewed by 5 middle school math teachers...
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Scaffolding Measurement: Area and Perimeter (and some Geometry)
Hi Susan,

I would like to know if your area and perimeter resource is entirely metric? I'm in Australia and we don't use inches or yards

regards

rosie
December 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Yes. All metric... I'm originally from Argentina where everyting is metric too... and even though I teach in the US I do all in metric as it is far easier for me... Thanks for your interest, Susan
December 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Mr J Jones
Mr J Jones  (TpT Seller)
How do more people see your page?.. and lesson plans - I am new at this.
November 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Just patience and free downloads... I have been a seller since 2006 and only in the past three years have my sales pick up.... GOOD LUCK!!!
November 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Julie L. re: Mastering Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percents... with Ease
Does this use part of the using the hundred chart activity for teaching decimals? They both look good, I just want to make sure I don't overlap.
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi! They don't overlap...

Thanks for the interest!

Susan Mercer
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Missy Powers
Missy Powers  (TpT Seller) re: Scaffolding Graphing Linear Equations Unit
Hello.

I have looked at the fifth grade math standards, and I don't see where they involve linear equations. I am new to fifth grade math. I know that with the adoption of common core in Georgia, fifth grade math has undergone a major change. Did this use to be a fifth grade standard which has moved to another grade?

Thank you.
Missy Powers
September 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Missy,

This unit was developed for sixth and seventh grade students in California... but has also been used in fourth and fifth grade when linear equations is introduced in California... sorry I do not know when it is introduced or taught in Georgia...

Thanks!

Susan Mercer
September 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Missy Powers
Missy Powers  (TpT Seller) re: Hot Air Balloon Unit - Conceptual understanding of Integers
I am new to fifth grade math this year. I am not seeing where fifth grade math involves negative integers. Am I overlooking it? Have you used this with fifth grade students? Please let me know if I am overlooking something since I am new to fifth grade math.

I also wanted to thank you so much for the order of operations unit. I purchased it, and I am currently teaching the unit. I love the graphic organizers, and the step by step instructions on how to teach it. I have moved from third grade to fifth grade math this year, and these types of units are exactly what I need in order for me to provide my students with the rigor and depth of instruction that they need.

I definitely will be purchasing more of your units after my experience with this one.

Missy Powers
September 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Jeanette H. re: Order of Operations without Memorizing Rules
This unit does a fabulous job of conceptualizing addition, subtraction, and multiplication in the order of operations. I did feel as if it needed division as well. I'm sure the question will arise about division from my students and I want to explain it correctly so that it flows well with your explanations. Do you have division available to add to this unit? It would absolutely be the icing on the cake!
Thanks! Jeanette
September 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jeanette, unfortunately, due to the fact that division is a two step process it makes it really confusing for students when you try to model it using this strategy... I have tried for years to find a way to do it effectively and was unable to do it... sorry... I move to division when they have mastered addition, subtraction and multiplication and have discovered the rules... I introduce division as a game... I give them the expression and the answer and have them figure out the order of operation... having done the unit, they are very fast to discover that division goes hand in hand with multiplication... hope this helps!!!
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I ordered your Super math units - Order of Operations and love it. I taught 3rd grade for 13 years and starting this school year will be teaching 6th grade math. I am looking for ideas and different ways to teach my students math. Would it be possbile to include in your examples some divison? I am trying to use some of our state test question examples and I am stuck on one with division.
4squared + (6-5)squared divided by (4+4) - 7
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Julie T. re: Hot Air Balloon Unit - Conceptual understanding of Integers
Hi Pamela,
I have seen this model used, and I love it. In Interactive Notebooks, we usually place visuals on the left and words on the right, which helps the appropriate sides of the brain in processing. You could do the same thing with your processing sheet.
Just a thought of how to make this awesome lesson even better!
July 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Thanks a million!!!! Love the feedback!!!!
July 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Daisy Mitchell  (TpT Seller) re: Conceptual Understanding of Decimals
The children shade in the hundred chart, right?
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
That is correct... all is done with hundredth charts...
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Supermarket Unit
I saw your store on the home page of TeachersPayTeachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done. I only have one suggestion - make a colorful cover page which can then be used as a thumbnail to entice buyers.

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Good luck as you sell on TPT!
August 20, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! I will!
August 20, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

TechedOutTeacher
TechedOutTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Are you part of the tchr2tchr blog? If not, you really should consider it. It was created and is maintained by several of the sellers here on TPT as a way of promoting our work. Check it out at http://tchr2tchr.blogspot.com or email us at tchr2tchrblog@gmail.com We'd love to have you feature some of your items.
March 27, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Susan,

Do you have any ideas for teaching prime factorization?

Thanks!
February 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Sorry I don't...
February 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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B Global  (TpT Seller) re: Fractions, Decimals and Percents Unit
Where is an answer key????????!!!!????
December 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
The answer key is the first part of the unit.... then you have the student pages.
December 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Angela Carson  (TpT Seller) re: Order of Operations without Memorizing Rules
Hi Susan,
Your "Order of Operations without Rules" unit looks interesting. I was trying to review the concept with my 7th graders before state testing and it was NOT good. Order of Ops comes later in my curriculum this year, but just from the review I can tell I have my work cut out for me. I used many different activities, etc, but they haven't grasped that multiplication doesn't always come before division, etc.

Glancing at the preview for this unit, I see what looks like the "multiple representation triads" that I use often in my classroom. But I am confused about whether that is something you present to the kids only, or is there guided instruction and then they work on some in groups/independently. I just can't tell if there will be anything in the unit that I don't already do!

Can you just give me an overview of the types of activities in the student pages? It would be worth it to me not to have to design my own sheets, etc! If you aren't comfortable giving me that much information, I completely understand. Just please let me know.

Thanks,
Angela
October 10, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Angela,

The unit is based on guided instruction... you present the first problem... then they do the ones that follow... the unit is different because students have to describe the expression in words first... then represent... then evaluate... so an expression of the type 8 + 6 * 5 + 9 * 6 is 8 plus six groups of five plus nine groups of six... this allows them to represent it... and then the evaluation is very easy... no rules to memorize...

It is difficult for you to design your own work sheets as each page carefully builds on the next one...

Hope this helps,

Susan Mercer
October 10, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Thanks Susan. I could say that we are standing on top of Uluru in Australia, or I could could use the name of one of the gorges in the Kimberley as my students would be familiar with the names. I'm really looking forward to trying this.
January 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Anything the students are familiar with will work. I'm Southern California so they know the Grand Canyon.
Good luck... let me know how it goes!!!
Susan
January 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Hot Air Balloon Unit - Conceptual understanding of Integers
Hi Susan,
I certainly like your Hot Air Balloon Unit for introducing addition and subtraction of integers, but have you found that the students see the 0 as 'ground' and say that a balloon can't go below ground level (ie into the negative numbers)? I'm teaching year 8 students with mixed ability classes in Australia.

Kind regards,
Pamela
January 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Mercer
Susan Mercer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Pamela,

I use the Grand Canyon as an example. If they are standing on the top of the Grand Canyon, the hot air balloon can go up or it can go down into the canyon and I represent it on the board. Normally after that representation, I don't get that concern any more.

Hope this helps,

Susan
January 20, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am the Middle School Math Curriculum Specialist at the nine Intermediate Schools in Santa Ana, CA. For the past 15 years I have taught Pre-Algebra to seventh and eighth grade Limited English Proficient, Special Education and low math skills students. In addition, I have provided countless hours of staff development to middle school math and upper elementary teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Develop conceptual understanding of pre-algebra concepts by using scaffolding methodologies, graphic organizers, multiple representations, real life situations and group activities. Emphasis in understanding mathematical concepts rather than memorizing rules and procedures.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, California Math Council, and other local conferences.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor in Computer and Information Science Masters in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction Single Subject Credential in Mathematics and Spanish

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.