Resources For Purchase

Free downloadable Resources including coaching tips are available. Click Here for these resources.

If you want to order any of these resources, please send an email to Julie with a list of your requirements.

Please Note:

  • FPS Resources are not available on approval and are only available to registered participants in FPS
  • Non FPS Resources are available to purchase for anyone in New Zealand
  • All figures quoted are based on the prices for the previous year and could change without prior notice.
  • An * in front of the title indicates that this resource is recommended for new coaches.

Who Said What and Why - Quotes about the Future

A resource for exploring the future - Robyn Boswell

$30.00 plus GST

This is a new resources that provides you with twenty different strategies for using quotes with students. These are applicable to classrooms as well as to Future Problem Solving groups. These strategies are followed by 35 quotes about the future. Each quote is presented as a meme that can be projected onto an interactive whiteboard and each quote is followed by 3 or 4 provocative questions to promote thinking and discussion. Great 'starters' for a FPS session. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

Please click here to see a sample strategy.
Please click here to see a sample activity.

*Coaches Handbook (2011 Edition)

$35.00 plus GST

Includes sections on General Programme Information, Advice to Coaches, Step-by-step guide to FPS, Evaluation Information and a Sample Booklet. Essential for all coaches – this is your starting guide. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*Readings, Research and Resources – The 2018 Resource Manual

$40.00 plus GST

Summaries of magazine and newspaper articles on the four NZ topics for 2018. Includes questions and definitions of terms as well as a brief overview of each topic. Hundreds of hours of research at the students' fingertips. Also suitable for use as a classroom resource file. An essential resource for any team. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

Topic Activity Units: For the 2018 Topics

$60.00 plus GST

Comprehensive coverage of the first four current FPS topics: Spread of Infectious Deisease, Toxic Materials, Philanthrocapitalism and Cloud Storage. Each topic activity unit provides lessons focusing on the FPS model, research, thinking tools, a simulation and a practice future scene. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*TIPPS (Terrific Ideas of Practices & Procedures For Success in The Future Problem Solving Program International)

$40.00 plus GST

TIPPS was first created in 1989 to celebrate creative thinking ideas of winning FPS coaches. However, this is not a revamp. In 2008, coaches and directors from around the world contributed their ideas, strategies, and techniques so that fellow coaches may enjoy some of the successes they have experienced. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*Future Thinking (2007 Edition)

$25.00 plus GST

As a thinking skill, thinking futuristically enhances an individual's ability to solve future oriented problems. This guide provides specific future studies techniques to help students improve their problem solving. Full of charts and graphs, this guide will help your students think about the future. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

Stepping Stones to FPS

$30.00 plus GST

The basic handbook for Non-Competitive and Primary Division teams. (Stepping Stones Division teams do not need to order this resource – it will be provided as part of your registration fee.) Includes the three future scenes for the year, explanations and activities, the basic problem solving processes and the booklet master. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*2010 Team Champion Booklets

$25.00 plus GST

For those of you that have always wanted an example of an excellent booklet – here you are! Read and review all three International first place team global issues problem solving booklets. The topic was Green Living and two of these booklets are from New Zealand. Matamata College's 1st placed Senior Division team and Cobham Intermediate's 1st placed Junior Division team. Includes evaluator scores and comments. Please note that the evaluation scoresheet is different in layout than the New Zealand scoresheets. An ideal model for both students and teachers. Allows a coach and team to see what a champion booklet looks like as well as view evaluator scores and comments. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*2012 Team & Individual Champion Booklets

$30.00 plus GST

More examples of excellent booklets. Read and review all three International first place team and individual global issues problem solving booklets. The topic was Pharmaceuticals and two of these booklets are from New Zealand. Northcross Intermediate's 1st placed Middle Division team and our 1st placed Independent Middle Division individual. Again, this includes evaluator scores and comments.  A reminder that the evaluation scoresheet is different in layout than the New Zealand scoresheets. An ideal model for both students and teachers. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*2011 IC CmPS Champions

$25.00 plus GST

Features the 2011 Community Problem Solving Grand Champions and first place teams and individuals from each category in each division. It includes pictures of the 2011 projects and full-colored addendums! This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

*2011 Scenario Champions

$25.00 plus GST

The top five scenarios from each division in the Future Problem Solving Program International's 2011 International Scenario Writing Competition. Read the best of the scenarios from around the world and see what makes them champions! This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

Scenario Writing Guide

$28.00 plus GST

A manual to help teachers to effectively guide students in writing scenarios. Explanations of scenario writing techniques, information about evaluation of scenarios, suggested activities and samples of award winning student work are included. This is sent as a pdf file and is not returnable.

Community Problem Solving Handbook

$28.00 plus GST

A must for coaches of CmPS teams. Contains chapters on the CmPS model, what should be submitted, evaluation of projects, practical ideas for completing a CmPS project and examples of student work.

USA Resource

Please visit http://www.fpspimart.org to purchase this resource.

Coaching Trilogy for Global Issues Problem Solving

$US40.00 each or $US100 for the complete set

Developed by Wisconsin FPS Affiliate Directors, this trilogy of coaching materials provides a systematic introduction to competitive problem solving. Materials may also be used for non-competitive instruction.

  • Stepping Stones for elementary school students
  • Puzzle pieces for middle school students
  • Building Blocks for high school students

Each publication includes student materials to introduce the process, supplementary materials with examples for each step of the process and a facilitators guide with coaching suggestions for the year: Practice Problems 1 and 2, Qualifying Problem and Affiliate Bowl (National Finals).

Available as an electronic download only.

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