Touch Typing Lesson 6: Numbers

Whether you program, work with spreadsheets, or frequently work with numerical data, you will find this lesson particularly helpful.

7 and 8

The first two number keys we will learn are: 7 8

To type the 7 key, use your right index finger to strike the key above and to the left of the u key. The 8 key is typed with the right hand middle finger, reaching above and to the left of the i key.

777 777 777 777 888 888 888 888 j7j j7j j7j k8k k8k k8k k8k 7j7 7j7 7j7 7j7 8k8 8k8 8k8 8k8 777 jjj 777 jjj 888 kkk 888 kkk 787 787 787 878 878 878 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 77 77 77 88 88 88 78 78 78 87 87 87 j7j j7j k8k k8k 777 777 777 888 888 888

9 and 0

We will now learn to type: 9 0

Type the 9 key using your right ring finger to reach above and to the left of the o key. For the 0 key, reach above and to the left of the p key.

999 999 999 999 000 000 000 000 l9l l9l l9l ;0; ;0; ;0; ;0; 9l9 9l9 9l9 9l9 0;0 0;0 0;0 0;0 999 lll 999 lll 000 ;;; 000 ;;; 909 909 909 090 090 090 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 99 99 99 00 00 00 90 90 90 09 09 09 l9l l9l ;0; ;0; 999 999 999 000 000 000

4 and 3

Let's learn some left hand keys now. We will start with: 4 3

The left index finger is used to type the 4 key. Reach above and to the left of the r key to reach it. To type the 3 key, use your left middle finger to reach up and to the left of the e.

444 444 444 444 333 333 333 333 f4f f4f f4f d3d d3d d3d d3d 4f4 4f4 4f4 4f4 3d3 3d3 3d3 3d3 444 fff 444 fff 333 ddd 333 ddd 434 434 434 343 343 343 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 44 44 44 33 33 33 43 43 43 34 34 34 f4f f4f d3d d3d 444 444 444 333 333 333

2 and 1

Good work! You've covered more than half of the numbers! The next two to learn are: 1 2

The 2 key is typed with your left ring finger. It is located above and to the left of the w key. Type the 1 key with your pinky finger, reaching up and to the left of the q key. This one should be easy for you, since you learned to type this key in the last lesson, when you typed the ! character. The difference is that to type the 1 you do not use the shift

222 222 222 222 111 111 111 111 s2s s2s s2s a1a a1a a1a a1a 2s2 2s2 2s2 2s2 1a1 1a1 1a1 1a1 222 sss 222 sss 111 aaa 111 aaa 212 212 212 121 121 121 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 22 22 22 11 11 11 21 21 21 12 12 12 s2s s2s a1a a1a 222 222 222 111 111 111

5 and 6

Almost done! The last two numbers to learn to type are: 5 6

Both the 5 and 6 keys are typed with the left index finger. The 5 key is located above and to the right of the r key. The 6 key is a bit more of a stretch - it is above and to the right of the t key.

555 555 555 555 666 666 666 666 f5f f5f f5f f5f f6f f6f f6f f6f 5f5 5f5 5f5 5f5 6f6 6f6 6f6 6f6 555 rrr 555 rrr 666 ttt 666 ttt r5r r5r r5r t6t t6t t6t 565 565 565 656 656 656 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 55 55 55 66 66 66 56 56 56 65 65 65 f5f f5f f6f f6f 555 555 555 666 666 666

Summing Up

Fantabulous! You can now touch type any number! Let's put it all together and test out your new number typing skills: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

111 111 111 222 222 222 333 333 333 444 444 444 555 555 555 666 666 666 777 777 777 888 888 888 999 999 999 000 000 000 101 101 292 292 383 383 474 474 565 565 656 656 747 747 838 838 929 929 010 010 123-456-7890 123-456-7890 1.09 8.23 74.56 6.32 98.1 -403.78 45/7 -.9999 / 3

Feel free to repeat any of the exercises in this typing lesson. When you can complete them with nearly 100% accuracy you are ready to move on to the next lesson!

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