Distance between Two Points Worksheets
Ascend the skill-building ladder with our free printable distance between two points worksheets that provide adequate practice in applying the formula to calculate how far any two places are from each other using their coordinates. For instance, let's assume the coordinates of Beach Street are (8, -1) and the coordinates of Canal Street are (3, -9). To determine the distance between these two places we need to plug the coordinates into the formula, d = √ ((x2 - x1)2 + (y2 - y1)2). Students first find the change in the x coordinates, which is (3-8 = -5), and then the change in the y coordinates, which is (-9 -(-1) = -8). Squaring them, they get 25 and 64. Then they are expected to add the two and find their square root and round it to two decimals, which is approximately 9.43 units. Calculating the distance between two points becomes easy with the formula, but remember it is practice that will help you get into the groove. Don't forget to cross-check your answers with our answer keys.
These pdf worksheets make a great practice resource for grade 8 and high school students.