LEARN DESMOS: Parametric Equations

Graphing parametric equations is as easy as plotting an ordered pair. Instead of numerical coordinates, use expressions in terms of t, like (cos t, sin t). Graph lines, curves, and relations with ease. Whether you’re interested in form, function, or both, you’ll love how Desmos handles parametric equations. Get started with the video on the right, then dive deeper with the resources and challenges below.

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Parametric Equations in action

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Graphing Challenges

Stretch your skills with graphing challenges.

Example Graphs

Learn more by exploring example graphs.



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