Writing Parabola Equations Worksheets
How to Write a Parabola Equation? Exposed sideways for parabolas, have a typical form of equation i.e. (y  k)^{2} = 4p(x – h). Their apex or tip of our parabola is specified by the point (h, k). For parabolas that open up and down, their focal point is specified by (h, k + p). And for the parabolas that are exposed sideways, their focal point is (h + p, K). To write the equation of a parabola: 1. You can regulate which pattern to use (based on whether it is parallel or vertical). 2. Substitute them in h and k. 3. Select a coordinate to substitute in and resolve for a. 4. Inscribe your ultimate equation with a, h, and k. Reminisce the patterns: vertical: y = a(x  h)^{2} + k. horizontal: x = a(y  k)^{2} + h.

Basic Lesson
Guides students through the beginner skills on how to write parabola equations. Write the equation for the parabola that has the given characteristics.
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Intermediate Lesson
Demonstrates how to use advanced skills to tackle writing parabola equations over a series of problems.
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Independent Practice 1
A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of how to write Parabola Equations.
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Independent Practice 2
Students write Parabola Equations in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of how to write Parabola Equations.
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Skill Quiz
This tests the students ability to understand how to go about writing Parabola Equations.
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