Math Quadratic functions The standard parabola

The standard parabola

The standard parabola is the simplest quadratic function. It has the function equation $y=x^2$



  • Graph symmetrical to the y-axis
  • Coordinate origin ($0|0$) is the vertex and the lowest point of the graph
  • Graph falls in the 2nd quadrant and rises in the 1st quadrant


Draw the standard parabola.

  1. Create a value table

    The standard parabola has the function equation $f(x)=x^2$. For $x$ we now use values from -3 to 3.

  2. Enter values in a coordinate system