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Practice Problem 1
Optional training booklet available for teams and individuals
The learning curve for Future Problem Solving can be steep. Teams new to the process can feel lost and frustrated as they navigate through six demanding steps. Mastering technical details and remembering each required element can be especially daunting.
To address those concerns, Future Problem Solving of Virginia designed an optional training instrument to carefully guide participants, step by step, through the process. The Virginia FPS Training Booklet breaks down each component, providing explicit instruction at each junction along the way. Helpful elements, such as checklists and time reports, are also included to keep everyone on track.
Use of this instrument is optional and cannot be substituted for the official booklet format for the second practice problem or the qualifying problem. However, for Practice Problem 1 evaluation, coaches may submit student work using the VAFPS Training Booklet if the work was completed using the official Practice 1 future scene. There is an Individual and a Team version available for download.
Treatment of Animals in the News
Volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a demonstration at a Norfolk McDonald’s on September 23 as the first of a 40-city campaign called Mercy for Animals.
The protest was sparked by an undercover video of chickens being mistreated at a Tennessee farm that supplies meat for McDonald’s. The fast food chain responded with a written statement saying that the company believes in treating animals with care and respect and are continuing to improve in that area.
The protest featured a man dressed in a chicken suit that included a broken wing, slit throat, and other wounds. PETA is based in Norfolk.
Start Your Own Adult FPS Team
Have you ever regretted missing out on Future Problem Solving because it wasn’t available when you were in school? Now, as a resident of Virginia, you have a second chance. Click here to find out how.
Pets play an important role in the lives of adults and children. What if technology made them obsolete? Future Problem Solving of Virginia provides this scenario in a future scene designed to warm-up FPSers for Practice Problem I. Junior version
Download warm-up future scene