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Yan Ping Xin
The Department of Educational Studies
College of Education, Purdue University



Research Focus

  • Effective instructional strategies in mathematics problem solving with students with learning disabilities or problems, conceptual model-based problem solving (COMPS), algebra readiness, computer-assisted differentiated instructional system, cross-culture curriculum comparison, and meta-analysis.

Recent Publication & Grant Project

  • Xin, Y. P., Liu, J., & Zheng, X., (2011). A Cross-Cultural Lesson Comparison on Teaching the Connection between Multiplication and Division. School Science and Mathematics, 111(7), 354-367
  • Xin, Y. P., Zhang, D., Park, J. Y., Tom, K., Whipple, A.,  & Si, L. (2011). A Comparison of Two Mathematics Problem-Solving Strategies: Facilitate Algebra-Readiness. The Journal of Educational Research, 104, 1-15.
  • Zhang, D. & Xin, Y. P. (in press). A follow-up meta-analysis of word problem solving interventions for students with learning problems.
  • Zhang, D, Xin, Y. P., Tzur, R., & Si, L. (in press). Transition from Intuitive to Advanced Strategies in Multiplicative Reasoning for Students with Math Difficulties. The Journal of Special Education. First published on February 22, 2011 as doi:10.1177/0022466911399098
  • Xin, Y. P. & Zhang, D. (2009). Exploring a conceptual model-based approach to teaching situated word problems.  The Journal of Educational Research, 102(6), 427-441.
  • Xin, Y. P. (2008). The effect of schema-based instruction in solving word problems: An emphasis on pre-algebraic conceptualization of multiplicative relations. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.  39, 526-551.
  • Xin, Y. P., Wiles, B., & Lin, Y. (2008). Teaching conceptual model-based word-problem story grammar to enhance mathematics problem solving. The Journal of Special Education, 42, 163-178
  • Xin, Y. P. (2007). Word-Problem-Solving Tasks Presented in Textbooks and Their Relation to Student Performance: A Cross-Curriculum Comparison Case Study. The Journal of Educational Research, 100, 347-359.
  • Xin, Y. P. & Jitendra, A. (2007). Multiplication and division: Multiplicative compare problems. In A. Jitendra (Ed.) Solving math word problems: Teaching students with learning disabilities using schema-based instruction (pp 169-218). PRO-ED, Inc.
  • Xin, Y. P. & Jitendra, A. (2007). Multiplication and division: Vary problems. In A. Jitendra (Ed.) Solving math word problems: Teaching students with learning disabilities using schema-based instruction (pp.219-268). PRO-ED, Inc.
  • Xin, Y. P., & Jitendra, A. (2006).  Teaching problem solving skills to middle school students with learning difficulties: Schema-based strategy instruction. In M. Montague & A. Jitendra (Eds.). Middle School Students with Mathematics Difficulties (pp. 51-71). New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Xin, Y. P., Jitendra, A, & Deatline-Buchman, A. (2005). Effects of mathematical word problem-solving instruction on middle school students with learning problems. The Journal of Special Education, 39, 181-192.

 

Current Grant Project

  • Xin Y. P., Tzur, R., & Si, L. (2008-2013). Nurturing Multiplicative Reasoning in Students with Learning Disabilities in a Computerized Conceptual-Modeling Environment. National Science Foundation (NSF), $3,063,271 ($2,969,894 sponsor cost; $93,377 cost share)
 
 
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Yan Ping Xin 
College of Education, Purdue University 
Room 5148 Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-1446 
Voice: (765) 494-0870, Fax: (765) 496-1228 
Email: yxin@purdue.edu 

Selected Courses Taught:

  • EDPS 664

    Research Seminar in Special Education

  • EDPS 588

    Single Subject Research Design

  • EDPS 563

    Identification,Evaluation, and Assessment of Exceptional Individuals

  • EDPS 565

    Intervention Strategies and Research

  • EDPS 361

    Use Assessment Techniques in Special Education

  • EDPS 362

    Organization and Management of Instructional Behaviors and Environments

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