What is the Numeric Keypad? It is a group of keys located on the right side of the keyboard.  It looks like a calculator, because it has both number and symbols for mathematical equations.  It also has its own plus sign, minus sign, Enter key, Delete key, and Num lock key. When should you use the Numeric Keypad? One should use it to type numbers when  you dont need to type letters.  It is great for typing things like phone numbers for numeric statistics (i.e. baseball statistics, numeric dates, etc.)  Note: The Num Lock key must be turned on in order to use the numeric keypad.  Which keys are the home-row keys for the numeric keypad? The middle row, which is the 4, 5, and 6 Which fingers are placed on the numeric home-row keys? Right hand keys The right index finger on the number 4 The right middle finger on the number 5 The right ring finger on the number 6 Where should your right thumb rest? Your right thumb should rest on the number 0  Where should your right pinky finger rest? It should rest or be placed on the Enterkey.  Which keys do the home-row key 4 type? Numbers 7; 1  From the number 4 one must move: Up to type the number 7 Down center to type the number 1 Which keys do the home-row key 5 type? Numbers 8; 2; "/" (division sign)  From the number 5 one must move: Up to type the number 8 Down to type the number 2 Special Keys Up to type the / (division sign) Which keys do the home-row key 6 type? Numbers 9; 2; . (decimal point); * (multiplication sign); - (minus sign); + (plus sign)   From the number 6 one must move: Up to type the number 9 Down to type the number 3 Special Keys Down to type the . (decimal point) Up to type the * (multiplication sign) Diagonally up and right to type the - (minus sign) Right to type the + (plus sign)