Susan Mercer
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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 focuses on the most common fractions, decimals and percents. The lesson plans include strategies to
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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 help students gain knowledge of integers, solving equations, percents, expressions, powers and square
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During this easy to implement, classroom tested, fun unit students use logic and multiple representations (words, drawings and symbols) to evaluate mathematical expressions. The unit concludes with students articulating the order of operations
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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, slopes and y-intercepts. The unit includes lesson plans to introduce the first two patterns and
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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 students make the needed connection between fractions, decimals and percents while creating the mental image
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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 level and number lines to represent expressions involving addition of integers. Students learn to
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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, distributive property and substitution. The unit includes student pages (30 pages) and answer key (30
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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 decimals using the hundredth chart. Preview the unit to review sample activities. The unit consists
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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 and proportions. The unit includes 30 student pages and answer key.
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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 steps needed to accurately solve the word problem. The guiding questions help students understand that
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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 needed to accurately solve the word problem. The guiding questions help students understand that
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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 the steps needed to accurately solve the word problem. The guiding questions help students understand
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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 subtraction of integers. Students evaluate expressions involving addition, subtraction of positive and
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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 needed to accurately solve the word problem. The guiding questions help students understand that
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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 through the steps needed to accurately solve the word problem. The guiding questions help students
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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 math. My students love it! Fourteen animated slides. Powerpoint is not protected so the fractions can
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This easy to implement, classroom tested unit, introduces students to the different concepts needed to solve problems involving the Pythagorean Theorem. Word problems are scaffolded to assist students better understand the many steps required to
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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 of squares and rectangles; d. to calculate the perimeter of squares and rectangles; e. to clearly
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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 supermarket ads that make the inequality true and three products that make the inequality false. Store
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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 addition, this unit fosters number and operation sense. Unit front loads the different type of percent
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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.