# Great Chocolate Caper: A Mystery That Teaches Logic Skills

Prufrock Press Inc., Jun 1, 2005 - Education - 64 pages
Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehicle for teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will:
• differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions,
• use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions,
• recognize false premises,
• solve deductive matrix puzzles, and
• decode a secret message.
Each logic puzzle presents clues that allow students to narrow the field of suspects to the one guilty person. Extra worksheets give you related deductive logic puzzles for extra practice. Kids will eat it up!

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I teach this every year! My students love it. Unfortunately since it is on line for use my students looked online to find out who did it. Clever third graders!

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This is a good and exiting mystery book to solve

### Contents

 Lesson Plans 5 Student Pages 12 Appendix 39