Since then, it has evolved into the premier international competition in mathematics.
Each year nearly every country proposes several problems in consideration for the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) is based on the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process, a powerful process that can be applied to many complex situations in education, business, community, and personal settings.
What better way to prepare students than by guiding them to learn in depth about topics of global importance, to systematically address related complex situations, and to evaluate multiple solutions in order to best address the situation through an Action Plan?
The non-fiction/informational text reading skills, writing skills, and teamwork collaboration skills address many academic standards.
The 4Cs – collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creative thinking are infused into FPS and strengthened with membership in the Partnership for 21st Century Learning.Problem solvers apply their topic and creative problem solving knowledge to address a charge presented from a Future Scene.Trained evaluators score student work and return it with feedback including suggestions for improvement. Future Problem Solving Program International provides the tools and strategies students need to face the challenges of today and the future. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step model which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.FPSPI is a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually from around the world. Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS): Global Issues Problem Solving is a competitive component of Future Problem Solving which can be accomplished as a team (up to 4) or individual activity in which participants research a series of global topics and learn a six-step creative problem solving process.Authentic evaluation is completed for each step of the booklet and includes assessment of fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality.Quality teams from the qualifying competition move on to the Affiliate Bowl/National Competition and champion teams and individuals in each division at this level earn invitations to the International Conference competition.GIPS teams follow a 6-step process: GIPS booklets are scored by trained evaluators who carefully read and assess the written booklets.Scoring is completed using a rubric-based score sheet, and feedback is provided with suggestions for improvement.Website: Organization: Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.Contact: [email protected](321) 768-0074 Entry Fee: Eligibility: Global Issues Problem Solving is offered at this site for students and coaches in areas not served by an existing Affiliate Program.