Number typing practice
, in general, is recommended by TypingMentor if you don't have any specific use case of typing the number pad, e.g for your educational or professional purposes. But if you do have that requirement, you need to take number pad typing practice more seriously apart from your normal typing practice. You need to spend most of your practice time on the numeric pad. On TypingMentor you have a tremendous amount of resources, guidelines, and performance statistics available which will help you become a fast number pad typing in a short amount of time.
Number pad typing practice
Below you will find effective guidelines on how you can improve and track your performance on the number keys.
You can type numbers on the keyboard in two ways. One, using the top second row of your keyboard where you will find the numeric keys in a horizontal layout. There you will be able to use all eight fingers to type the numbers except your thumbs. Two, using the number pad of your keyboard where you will using the 5 fingers of your right hand.
Free number typing practice
practicing number typing using your eight fingers except the thumbs using the top row of your keyboard. Try to type regularly so that your muscle memory is built fast and consistently. The more you will type the numbers the better your brain will memorize them and you will not have a hard time typing the numbers anymore.
Free Touch type number pad practice
If you are primarily using numbers while typing on the keyboard, e.g. as a data entry operator, you better start practicing touch typing using the number pad where you will have all the keys packed in multiple rows and you will be able to type them using only your right hand including the thumb, meaning you can use your all five fingers of your right hand.
Which one is best?
Which one to choose from the two options? It varies from person to person. You need to carefully observe your performance and choose whether you should be using the number row of your keyboard or the number pad of your keyboard.
Practice number pad typing test
Although you decided to practice mostly the numbers because of your educational or professional requirement, you should also continue to take regularly at least once because that will build the stats of your Dashboard which you can use to your advantage by detecting the weak or problem areas of your typing performance and be a super fast typist in a short time.