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Fifth-graders tap into reasoning skills to solve 'murder' mystery

Fifth-graders at Dayton Elementary School walked into their classroom Tuesday to find a crime scene.

Where their desks had been, caution tape was now strung around the outline of a body and other pieces of evidence teacher Mike Paul set up in her annual exercise to help teach students reasoning skills, as well as the scientific method and writing.

"It starts off the year in a fun, exciting way," she said, "but it's also tying it into curriculum."

Paul explained to them that the outline of the body belonged to a person named Felix, and that body had been taken …

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