I created this template of the Distance Formula for my 8th grade Algebra class. They seemed to be really intimidated by the formula and were making silly mistakes during practice problems. After giving them the template, they weren't intimidated by the problems and were able to find the distances of many different lines on a coordinate plane.
I don't think it will be necessary for them to use this all of the time but has been super helpful to get them used to the formula and to accurately plug in numbers.
I hope you find it useful as well!
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