This number sense lesson focuses on using pictures to subtract fractions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students represent the difference of the fractions by shading the number of equal parts. Then, they subtract fractions by using the pictures (keeping the common denominator and finding the numerator by subtracting the number of equal parts). In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.