# 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.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to use advanced skills to tackle writing parabola equations over a series of problems.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of how to write Parabola Equations.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students write Parabola Equations in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of how to write Parabola Equations.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand how to go about writing Parabola Equations.