2014-15 INFO








Future Problem Solving of Virginia



Teams will use a special booklet for Practice Problem 1

This year, Virginia teams and individuals will use a special training booklet for their first practice problem entry. Read the explanation, and download the team or individual booklet templates.

Register for the 2014-15 Season

The registration site for all Future Problem Solving of Virginia programs is now open for business. Because some coaches may prefer to receive their program materials and competitive results at home, coaches this year are permitted to select a contact delivery location other than a school.

Registering coaches for all Virginia programs must use the online registration form.

Instructional materials, other than those included with your registration packet, must be order from the Future Problem Solving International Mart.

There is no price increase in program registration this year.







2014-15 topics

and individuals will have an interesting and engaging list of topics to research and explore for next year's competition:

Practice Problem 1
Impact of Social Media
Facts about social media

Practice Problem 2
Processed Foods

Qualifying Problem

State Bowl
Enhancing Human Potential

Topic descriptions

2014-15 Calendar

2014-15 Rules

2014 Competitive Results

State Bowl

Virginia's International Winners

Complete International Results

Read Maura Zurfluh's International prizewinning Scenario

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Idea Share: Notebook Cover

As an opening activity, students at Robius Middle School in Chesterfield County design a Future Problem Solving notebook cover incorporating the year’s topics. They then share their original creation with other students, searching for classmates whose covers are dissimilar in some particular way. Standing in a circle, participants in small groups explain how they approached the assignment and discuss the implications of having a team composed of members who think differently.

Coach Joanne Stanley submitted this idea.

What’s going on with FPS in your district? Email us a photo and a brief description of your project, idea, or activity to share on the website.