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Future Problem Solvers. FPS Problem Timeline. Practice Problem #1- October Practice Problem #2- December State Qualifying Problem- February State Problem- April IC Problem- June . Problem Topics and Dates. Practice Problem #1- Healthy Living October 19 , 2010

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fps problem timeline
FPS Problem Timeline
  • Practice Problem #1- October
  • Practice Problem #2- December
  • State Qualifying Problem- February
  • State Problem- April
  • IC Problem- June
problem topics and dates
Problem Topics and Dates
  • Practice Problem #1- Healthy Living
                  • October 19, 2010
  • Practice Problem #2- Air Transport
                  • December 14, 2010
  • State Qualifying Problem- Genetic Testing
                  • February 15, 2011
  • State Problem- Water Quality
                  • April 11, 2011
  • IC Problem –Emergency Living
    • University of Wisconsin La Crosse La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • June 10 – 13, 2011
fps part i
FPS-Part I
  • I. Research, Resource, and Reading Material:
    • Terms and Definitions- review the terms and definitions, identify unknown terms
    • Overview- read the topic overview
    • Questions for Discussion- Consider answers for the discussion questions
    • Category List for Generating Ideas- Refer to the category list as you read and research information on the topic
    • Article Summaries- read each article summary and then determine which category(ies) relate to each article
fps part ii
FPS-Part II
  • II.Futuristic Scenario/6 Step Process:
  • Futuristic Scenario- read the future scene
  • Brainstorm Ideas- use the category list and brain storming rules
  • 6 Step Problem Solving Process- complete the solution packet
fps part iii
FPS-Part III
  • III. Evaluation:
  • Evaluate- the solution packet
  • Analyze-the comments/feedback from the state evaluators
fps part i1
FPS-Part I
  • Brain Storming Rules:
  • Acceptance- all ideas
  • Fluency- many ideas
  • Flexibility-varied ideas
  • Originality-unusual ideas
  • Elaboration (hitchhike)-build on ideas
  • Futuristic thinking- “far out” ideas
  • NOTE: Rules 2-5 are the 4 main elements in creativity.
fps part i2
FPS-Part I
  • Category List for Generating Ideas:
  • Arts & Aesthetics
  • Basic Needs
  • Business & Commerce
  • Communication
  • Defense
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Ethics & Religion
  • Government & Politics
  • Law & Justice
  • Miscellaneous
  • Psychological Health
  • Physical Health
  • Recreation
  • Social Relationships
  • Technology
  • Transportation
fps part ii1
FPS-Part II

Identify Challenges

2. Select an Underlying Problem

3. Produce Solution Ideas

4. Generate and Select Criteria

5. Apply Criteria

6. Develop an Action Plan

fps part ii2
FPS-Part II
  • I. Identify Challenges (16) - Identify 16 challenges (problems) with the future scene
  • II. Select an Underlying Problem (1 UP) - Select a main problem or the most important problem as the basis for the remainder of the problem packet solution
  • III. Produce Solution Ideas (16) - Produce 16 solutions to the UP
  • IV. Generate and Select Criteria(5) - Choose 5 criteria in which to evaluate 8 of the solution ideas
  • V. Apply Criteria(8) - Rank the 8 solutions according to the 5 criteria
  • VI. Develop an Action Plan (1) - Develop a plan of action for the best (highest ranked) solution
fps part iii1
FPS-Part III
  • Evaluation Criteria:
  • Identify Challenges (Step 1)
  • Select an underlying Problem (Step 2)
  • Produce Solution Ideas (Step 3)
  • Select and Apply Criteria (Steps 4 & 5)
  • Develop an Action Plan (Step 6)
  • Overall
fps part iii2
FPS-Part III
  • Identify Challenges (Step 1)
  • Fluency
  • Flexibility
  • Clarity
  • Originality
fps part iii3
FPS-Part III
  • Select an underlying Problem (Step 2)
  • Completeness
  • Focus
  • Adequacy
fps part iii4
FPS-Part III
  • Produce Solution Ideas (Step 3)
  • Fluency
  • Elaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Originality
fps part iii5
FPS-Part III
  • Select and Apply Criteria (Steps 4 & 5)
  • Correctly Written
  • Applicability and Relevance
  • Correctly Used
fps part iii6
FPS-Part III
  • Develop an Action Plan (Step 6)
  • Relevance
  • Effectiveness
  • Impact
  • Humaneness
  • Development of Action Plan
fps part iii7
FPS-Part III
  • Overall
  • Research Applied
  • Creative Strength
  • Futuristic Thinking
the 6 steps of fps
The 6 Steps of FPS

1. Identify Challenges

2. Select an Underlying Problem

3. Produce Solution Ideas

4. Generate and Select Criteria

5. Apply Criteria

6. Develop an Action Plan

6 step problem solving process
6 Step Problem Solving Process
  • I. Identify Challenges (16) - Identify 16 challenges (problems) with the future scene
  • II. Select an Underlying Problem (1 UP) - Select a main problem or the most important problem as the basis for the remainder of the problem packet solution
  • III. Produce Solution Ideas (16) - Produce 16 solutions to the UP
  • IV. Generate and Select Criteria(5) - Choose 5 criteria in which to evaluate 8 of the solution ideas
  • V. Apply Criteria(8) - Rank the 8 solutions according to the 5 criteria
  • VI. Develop an Action Plan (1) - Develop a plan of action for the best (highest ranked) solution
step 1 identifying challenges
Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Objective: To identify challenges within the future scene and write 16 challenges in statement form. Challenges are issues, concerns, problems, points of importance that need consideration.
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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Generate possible challenges related to the future scene (Need 16 challenges)

*Use complete sentences

*Sometimes referred to as “problems”

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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Elaborate on those challenges. Use complete sentences. The challenge should explain:

*WHAT the challenge is.

* WHY it is a challenge.

* HOW it relates to the future scene.

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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Challenges must be stated as possibilities.

* Use the verbs mayormightorcould.

* Don’t use the verbs will or shall.

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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Avoid extremes and absolutes for word choices.

* Use some, not all or every

* Use ill, not death

* Use social unrest, not riot

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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Challenges must tie back to the future scene.

*Connect the research on the topic to

those challenges

* State facts from the future scene or

research

* Use topic vocabulary terms to

demonstrate research

.

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Step 1- Identifying Challenges
  • Use the FPS Category list to generate of challenges in many categories.

*Arts & Aesthetics * Government & Politics

*Basic Needs * Law & Justice

*Business & Commerce * Miscellaneous

*Communication * Psychological Health

*Defense * Physical Health

*Economics * Recreation

*Education * Social Relationships

*Environment * Technology

*Ethics and Religion * Transportation

step 2 select an underlying problem
Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • Objective: To use a Step 1 challenge and state an important part of the future scene to solve.
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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • The Underlying Problem - (The UP)
  • The challenge identified in the UP should be a smaller part of the entire future scene

* It should not be a restatement of the entire

future scene.

* It should not be so narrow that the team can’t think

of a variety of solutions.

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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • The UP should address only one issue

* Don’t use and, or, while

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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • The verb should not be absolute

* Don’t use guarantee, prevent, ensure,

eliminate, die, stop

* Better choices- reduce, alleviate, improve,

increase, decrease

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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • The UP should be one that allows the team to use and show research

* convince the public that….

* raise funds to …………….

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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • Selecting an Underlying Problem (UP): When you select an underlying problem, you should look for one important challenge in your list of 16 challenges written in Step 1. You want to choose a UP that has a large impact on the future scene, but that is not so big that it tries to solve the entire future scene. Choosing a UP is like choosing that last slice of pizza before your meal is finished. You want a big enough slice so that you still won’t be hungry, but you don’t want to take such a big slice that you won’t be able to eat it at all.
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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • Writing an Underlying Problem: An underlying problem should be stated in the form of a question and should contain five elements. In a well-written UP, the parts flow together to create one thought that addresses a major issue of the future scene. Teams need to be sure that their UP comes from a specific challenge or concern in the future scene. To give yourself more options for generating solutions in the next step, use flexible verbs such as reduce and encourage in the key verb phrase; avoid verbs like stop or prevent.
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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • The “UP” Format: Five elements are necessary for a correctly written UP.
  • Condition Phrase (C): A lead-in phrase that describes the situation in the future scene that is the basis for the challenge you choose for your underlying problem.
  • Stem (S): “How might we….” OR “In what ways might we….”
  • Key Verb Phrase (KVP):One active verb in a phrase that mandates what you must do in Step 3 to solve the UP.
  • Purpose (P): The outcome that you would like to have as the result of the Key Verb Phrase.
  • Future Scene Parameters (FSP): Elements that place your UP within the parameters of the future scene; time, place, and topic.
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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem

Examples:

  • Because of ethical concerns caused by the new surgical procedure, how might we create a positive medical environment for Protinate-T gene treatments in order to encourage ethical use of Protinate-T surgery in the U.S. in 2023 and beyond?
  • Because the destruction of the Brazilian tropical rain forest threatens the existence of large numbers of plant species, how might we protect endangered plants so that people will be able to benefit from their possible uses?
  • In 2025, when many tourists are visiting Antarctica and leaving behind damage and destruction, how might we reduce the amount of harm to the continent caused by tourists so that Antarctica may remain a pristine environment?
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Step 2- Select an Underlying Problem
  • Practice UP Format
  • Condition Phrase (C):
  • Stem (S):
  • Key Verb Phrase (KVP):
  • Purpose (P):
  • Future Scene Parameters (FSP):
step 3 produce solution ideas
Step 3-Produce Solution Ideas
  • Objective:To create many, varied and unusual solution ideas that respond to the underlying problem and write 16 solution ideas to your UP.
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Step 3-Produce Solution Ideas
  • Generate many varied and unusual ideas that respond to the underlying problem

*Keep the UP in mind for each solution

  • State the solutions as positive actions

*Usethe verb will

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Step 3-Produce Solution Ideas
  • Elaborate the 16 most promising solution ideas, using complete sentences

*Use at least 3 of the who, what, how, and why

* When and Where are extra points but only if answers are very specific!

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Step 3-Produce Solution Ideas
  • Show that your solution is relevant to the condition phrase, the key verb phrase, and the purpose
  • Check to be sure that your solution answers the UP

*Both the Key Verb Phrase and the Purpose

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Step 3-Produce Solution Ideas

Example:

  • WHO:
  • WHAT:
  • HOW:
  • WHY:
  • WHEN and WHERE:
step 4 generate and select criteria
Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • Works well to phrase the criteria as a question:
    • “Which solution will…”
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • Address only one concern/dimension with each criterion
  • Use a superlative in phrasing your criteria.
  • - examples:best, worst, most, least, greatest, fewest, fastest, slowest, easiest, most difficult, ect.
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • Word your criteria to indicate a desired direction.
    • examples: most efficient, most timely, best education, best accepted, best utilizes, most easily adapted, ect.
  • Use details to tie it to the future scene.
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • ALL CRITERIA MUST BE RELELVANT TO THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM!
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • GENERIC-stock criteria that can be applied to solutions of any underlying problem- 1 point
  • MODIFIED-criteria whose core idea is generic but that has been embellished with details that connect it to the future scene- 2 points
  • SPECIFIC- criteria whose core idea is unique to the future scene and cannot be easily applied to a variety of other future scenes- 3 points
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • Sample UP: In 2030, women biologists represent a large majority (75%) of all university biologists worldwide yet they are not well represented as department heads or on executive committees. In what ways might we increase the advancement opportunities for women biologists so they can receive recognition commensurate with their work?
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • GENERIC-stock criteria that can be applied to solutions of any underlying problem- 1 point
  • Examples:(Which solution will..)
  • WS can be implemented the most quickly?
  • WSW be the most accepted?
  • WSW cost the least?
  • WSW be the easiest to implement?
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • MODIFIED-criteria whose core idea is generic but that has been embellished with details that connect it to the future scene- 2 points
  • Examples:
  • WS can be implemented the most quickly for women in the workplace?
  • WSW be the most accepted to increase advancement opportunities for women biologists?
  • WSW cost the least for the university biology department?
  • WSW be the easiest to implement so women biologists can receive recognition commensurate with their work?
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Step 4- Generate and Select Criteria
  • SPECIFIC- criteria whose core idea is unique to the future scene and cannot be easily applied to a variety of other future scenes- 3 points
  • Examples:
  • WSW increase advancement opportunities for women biologists in a university setting to the greatest degree?
  • WSW result most in women biologists getting the recognition they deserve based on their hard work at the universities?
  • WSW place the greatest value on the female biologist?
  • WSW create the best gender balance in the university biology leadership roles?
  • WSW best match the abilities of the women biologists with the leadership positions?
step 5 apply criteria
Step 5-Apply Criteria
  • It is not necessary to rewrite the entire solution in that little space.
  • *Give main ideas and add the number of the solution.
  • Give the 8 points to the most effective match for that criteria and 1point for the least effective match for each criteria.
  • * Remember to use the number 1-8 only once per criteria.
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Step 5-Apply Criteria
  • Double check to be sure you’ve used each number only 1 time per criteria.
  • Double check your addition.
  • Put a star to indicate your best solution.
  • *This is the solution with the highest point total.
  • No exceptions.
step 6 develop an action plan
Step 6-Develop an Action Plan
  • Develop your highest scoring solution idea into an action plan.
  • Make sure your action plan is relevant to the underlying problem, is possible in the world for which it was intended, is effective, and is humane.
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Step 6-Develop an Action Plan
  • Consider source of assistance and resistance to your action plan.
  • You will need to address 3 parts in the Action Plan.
  • * This should be at least 3 paragraphs.
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Step 6-Develop an Action Plan
  • Part 1: Explain how your action plan works: who, what, when,
  • where, why, and how.
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Step 6-Develop an Action Plan
  • Part 2: Convince the judge that this action plan will help solve your
  • underlying problem.
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Step 6-Develop an Action Plan
  • Part 3: Show the positive impact of the action plan on the future
  • scene.