Typing TestsTyping LessonsTyping PracticeData Entry Exercises

Free Online Typing Test Practice and Data Entry Exercises from The Practice Test

Typing Lesson 26: * & / Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the * [asterisk] and / [slash] keys. The asterisk key is used to indicate multiplication and the slash division when typing out equations. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '*' key is shift-8, it is two rows above the 'K' key (use your right middle finger), stretch up while holding the shift key down to hit it.
  • The '/' key is below the ';' key (use your right pinky finger), curl down to hit it.
  • image of keyboard with asterisk/multiply key and slash/divide keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
  • Personalized Feedback

    This feedback graph will follow you from page to page for your typing session. You can see more details by mousing over the graph. The session is reset when the tab on your browser is closed.

    Accuracy Key:

    Type this...


    Test begins when you start typing...

    More Typing Practice: