October Math: Solving Story Problems First Grade 1.OA.1 offers practice with the necessary steps for solving mathematical word problems. The steps included are: read the story, circle the numbers or number words that indicate what mathematical operation needs to be done, draw the representations of the numbers, write the number sentence, solve, and write the answer. There are 20 October/fall/Halloween themed story problems. 13 are addition, and 7 are subtraction. There are two Work Mat printables with the steps to solving the word problems. One has the word problem to be solved already on it (there are 8 of these), the other, students cut out the problem and paste it on (there are 12 of these). The stories include numbers in two ways, the numerical form and word form. This is a perfect activity for small group math centers, or whole class work. If you like this product, I also have one for September, (October), November, December, January, February, March, April, May, and in Spanish, OCTUBRE, NOVIEMBRE, DICIEMBRE, ENERO, FEBRERO, MARZO, ABRIL, and MAYO in my TpT store. I have also combined several of these into "season bundles" at a discount, please check them out!!