### 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.

#### 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.

#### 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**.

#### 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**

#### 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.

#### 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**

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!