## Flags #Desmosify

*Welcome to a series of posts sharing how we #Desmosify the curriculum from Open Up Resources/Illustrative Mathematics. You can use this lesson for free, or sign up to get many more activities just like it in our core middle school curriculum!*

Here’s how we #Desmosified an Open Up Resources/IM lesson about **vertical intercepts**.

### Desmosification #1: Connect math to the world and back again.

A conviction we share with Open Up Resources/Illustrative Mathematics is that math learning is more durable and more interesting when students get opportunities to connect mathematical representations.

In their original lesson, OUR/IM invites students to connect together text and graphs.

So we were excited to use our digital technology to invite students to connect graphs and a dynamic animation.