Draw a Parabola
(Quadratic Relations)

How to Use this Applet

The Graph Area

  • Move the cursor to the location of the vertex of the parabola.
  • Click and drag to create a parabola. The initial position of the cursor when clicked will be the vertex of the parabola.
  • <SHIFT>+drag in the graph area to move the entire coordinate system.
  • <CONTROL>+drag in the graph area (towards or away from the origin) to change the scales on the axes.


  • If your solution is incorrect, select the TRY AGAIN button to erase the incorrect attempt and start fresh.
  • If your solution is correct, select the NEW TARGET button to generate a new equation.