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Yan Ping Xin

Professor Special EducationEducational Studies

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Dr. Xin is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from Lehigh University. Dr. Xin’s primary expertise is within the area of mathematics problem solving involving students with learning disabilities/difficulties. Her research findings have been referenced in prestigious sources such as the National Mathematics Panel Final Report, the What Works Clearinghouse, and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practitioner’s Guide. The Conceptual Model-based Problem Solving she proposed has been included in National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) published book “More Lessons Learned from Research: “Useful and Useable Research Related to Core Mathematical Practices” to inform teaching practices in K-12 mathematics classrooms. Dr. Xin’s scholarly work has been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with over 3.5 million dollars of funding. She served as the Project Director for the NMRSD project that addresses multiplication and division word problem solving as well as a more recent project COMPS-RtIthat addresses addition and subtraction word problem solving. Dr. Xin serves as a Consulting Editor to The Journal of Special Education and Learning Disability Quarterly. She served as the Guest Editor of a special issue of LDQ: Cross-disciplinary Thematic Special Series: Special Education and Mathematics Education. Currently, Dr. Xin (along with Drs. Tzur and Thouless) is editing a book that addresses the intersection between mathematics and special education, this book is expected to be published by Springer in December, 2021.

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