core reasons to infuse FPS into the curriculum:

  • FPS is an effective model at teaching critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills for 4-12th grade students
  • FPS meets many educational competencies necessary in the state of Texas.
  • Students foster key collaboration skills
  • Topics within FPS expand across diverse range of contemporary global topics and therefore, leads to cross-disciplinary opportunities.

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Future Problem Solving can be added to the curriculum in a number of ways. Not all schools integrate FPS teaching in the same manner.  The most popular ways to integrate the program include:

  • Infusion into the Language Arts class
  • Creation of an Elective class 
  • After-school Club
  • Class given during Student Activity Period Time
  • During Gift/Talented Class

Due to the higher level thinking involved in FPS, many schools offer FPS for an extra honors credit.

Summer trainings are available to train educators on the process. Please reach out if there is a need for in-person training for the staff.  We are happy to assist in any way we can.

Program materials are available for purchase to assist with creating lesson plans.

Educational Competencies Include:

Extensive reading of non-fiction/informational text
Build content area literacy through research of the specific topics
Opportunity for writing using evidence from texts to build challenges, solutions, action plans, and scenarios
Content in the Lexile stretch band to increase exposure to complex texts
Development of content-rich academic vocabulary and comprehension skills through diverse FPSPI topics

Real world application of content
The ability to solve problems beyond the math classroom
Financial and economic choices
Project development requiring demonstration of conceptual understanding
Strategic use of appropriate mathematical tools

21st Century Skills
Learn and utilize skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication,and collaboration (the 4C’s)
Assess and evaluate information in an efficient and effective manner
Apply information accurately and creatively
Examine how and why media messages are constructed

Leadership and Responsibility
Apply problem solving skills to guide a team toward a goal
Seek other perspectives and experiences to contribute to local and global community
Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior
Serve the community

Life and Career Skills
Ethical leadership for positive change
Gift and talent development, independent investigation
Achievement in areas across dimensions of learning
Incorporate feedback effectively
Adapt to changing situations, roles, and context