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#1 2007-09-09 08:13:19

lightning
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mathisfun could you make a new page...

like the title says could you make a new page
you see i'm having difficulty with typing like type to learn in school
and altough i'm in the highest group i look at the keyboard to get me to that level and i have a test and every thing coming up in TWO WEEK TIME so could you held please


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#2 2007-09-09 08:50:17

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

A typing test?

Honestly, I have never heard of that kind of thing in an average school test. Anyway, how fast can you type?

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#3 2007-09-09 08:56:34

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

i'll time my self doing the whole drill

aqaz swsxs dedcd frftfgfvfbf jujyjhjnjmj kik,k lol.l ;p;/;

1:24secs

is that fast? But thats without looking

and looking:

aqaz swsxs dedcd frftfgfvfbf jujyjhjnjmj kik,k lol.l ;p;/;

54 secs


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#4 2007-09-09 08:58:57

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

Random letters are harder to type because they are often uncomprehendable. The brain receives its input from reading by reading whole words at once, not reading letter by letter. That is why it would take longer than usual.

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#5 2007-09-09 09:01:55

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

No we do that in school! it's a drill y'know, to get our finger tips going, moving and ready for touch typing. sad sad sad


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#6 2007-09-09 09:04:23

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

No, that's just a random line of text, you've just dribbled your fingers across the keyboard ... the letters are within short distance of each other.

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#7 2007-09-09 09:06:34

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

nope, put your pinky on a thenput it up one the back to a then  down then back to a


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#8 2007-09-09 09:33:20

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

It must be possible to make a good typing tutor like the "Maths Trainer" ... start with finger exercises, then simple words like "zad was sad" etc. All timed.


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#9 2007-09-09 11:37:31

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

Devantè wrote:

No, that's just a random line of text, you've just dribbled your fingers across the keyboard ... the letters are within short distance of each other.

That is often done to ensure that you are using the proper fingers for non-home row keys.  For example, if you shouldn't use the same finger for j and i.  Having to type j and then i with the same finger will slow you down drastically.  It's also quite annoying.

It took me about 20 seconds, but I'm much older and a computer scientist, so you shouldn't be using me for a comparison.


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#10 2007-09-09 17:42:41

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

'j' and 'i' should be pressed with the middle and the ring finger, or, in the style of pima(t), fingers 'm' and 'a'.

Much easier to learn how to type properly. smile

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#11 2007-09-10 01:28:58

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

there are some softwares for kids... much suitable for computer whizzes. But they're not worth buying though.


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#12 2007-09-10 07:38:28

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Re: mathisfun could you make a new page...

MathsIsFun wrote:

It must be possible to make a good typing tutor like the "Maths Trainer" ... start with finger exercises, then simple words like "zad was sad" etc. All timed.

yeah but how many times do i do that or you can give me a time to do it in.

Ricky wrote:

For example, if you shouldn't use the same finger for j and i.  Having to type j and then i with the same finger will slow you down drastically.  It's also quite annoying.

no i use my middle finger to do kik


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