Future Problem Solving
Future Problem Solving teams are composed of no more than four members. The extra contestants stay back and become alternates. Teams compete by analyzing the Future Scene for the competition and applying the FPS Process. The final product is known as a "packet" or "booklet". When completing a competition packet, each team can complete a maximum of 16 problems and 16 solutions. Each team has no more than two hours to complete these steps in the Qualifying Problem. Since the Future Scene for the Qualifying Problem is not revealed until the actual competition, much of the team's accumulated research on that topic is not applicable to the specific Future Scene. The overall intent of this method is to encourage creativity and spontaneous thought among the teams.
We meet after school twice per week during the late fall and early winter in Room 303.
Club Moderator: Mr. Eric Caudill and Mr. Danny Blaser