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FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING

2013-14   TOPICS & SPONSORS


 Students in the Cle Elum Roslyn School district are  participating in a state and international competition called Future Problem Solving.  Teams of four students in states and countries across the world are presented with the same topic and are allowed a maximum of two hours to read the future Scene, write 16 problems, one underlying problem, 16 solutions, 5 criteria to evaluate the solutions and one final Action Plan that are associated with that specific topic.

Students  spend approximately three weeks researching the general topic and discussing possible problems and solutions before they enter the competition room.  Once the competition begins, students are allowed only pencils, paper, a calculator, dictionary and thesaurus to be present with them.  All knowledge that they gained in their research must be memorized and applied to the Future Scene that is presented at that time.

TOPICS FOR 2013-14 ARE:

Practice Problem I Social Isolation October 30, 2013

Practice Problem II Desertification December 4, 2013

Practice Problem III Surveillance Society January 29. 2014

Scenario Deadline Any 2013-14 Topic           Jan. 10, 2014

State Bowl  at Stanwood:   Warm Beach               April 16-18, 2014

International Conference   To be announced June 12 - 15, 2014 Iowa State University   Ames

     The Registration Fees are $115 per Team and $115 for Individuals.  Scenario writer fees are $45. Registration fees must be paid as soon as possible to enter a team for the first round of competition in October.  Checks for Team Registration of $115 can be made out to Washington FPS and brought to Ms Ficele's room at Walter Strom.

     Thank you for considering a team sponsorship.  Please let us know if you have further questions

Connie Anderson  674-5657 High School Coach

Cheryl Ficele  649- 4821  Middle School Coach


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