Need some TEAS test math help? Doing TEAS math questions is one of the BEST ways to prepare for the exam. For this section, you’ll need to solve different equations, word problems, and work with data sets.
Number of scored TEAS Math questions:
- 23 numbers and algebra
- 9 measurement and data
- 4 questions that aren’t scored (you won’t know which these are)
Ready to put your knowledge to the test on a TEAS 6 practice test for math?
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How to study for TEAS Test Math
What’s on the TEAS test math section? Let’s review what you’ll need to know so that you can get a great score.
You’ll have about 1 minute and 30 seconds to answer each TEAS math question, so the faster you can answer these questions, the more prepared you will be! Using math practice TEAS tests will help you understand what math for the TEAS test you need to learn.
TEAS Test Math – Numbers and algebra
The majority of your TEAS math questions will cover numbers and algebra. You’ll need to memorize specific rules and formulas. It’s a great strategy to do at least 10 sample TEAS test math questions a day while you are studying.
On the TEAS test 6 math section, you have two to three questions on each of these topics:
- Order of operations (PEMDAS) with at least 3 numbers
- Comparing and ordering positive numbers, fractions, negative numbers, and decimals
- Converting percentages, fractions, and decimals
- Multi-step math equations
- Word problems with proportions
- Word problems using estimation
- Word problems with rates of change
- Word problems with percentages
- Algebra problems with one variable (positive and negative numbers) – LINK to guide
- Translating words and phrases into equations
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TEAS Test Math – Measurement and Data
This section is all about memorizing formulas. You’ll need to memorize the metric system from kilo- (1,000) to mili- (0.001; how to calculate the range mean, mode, and median of a data set; and the area formulas for common shapes.
You’ll have roughly two questions on each of the these topics:
- Working with charts, graphs, and tables
- Find the area and perimeter of different shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, semicircle, etc.)
- Metric system conversions (inches to centimeters, for example)
- Work with variables, like the independent variable and dependent variable
- Evaluate data with statistics (mean, mode, range, skew, etc)
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How to Use Your ATI TEAS Math Practice Tests
TEAS math practice questions can help you find what you need to review. One of the best habits to get into after you do ATI TEAS math practice questions is to create a list of the formulas you used. Then, review them a few times a week. Being able to recall them quickly will help you stay calm on test day.
What to include in your TEAS 6 math review
- How to apply the order of operations (PEMDAS)
- Percent increase formula
- Percent decrease formula
- Velocity formula
- Mean (average) formula
- How to find the range in a data set
- How to find the mode in a data set
- How to multiply with a negative number
- How to divide and multiply fractions
- How to convert whole numbers into percentages (and vice versa)
- Set up ratios and proportions
- Find irrelevant information in word problems (advanced skill!)
- Translate inequalities like “greater than” and “less than”
- Calculate the area of a triangle
- Calculate the perimeter of an irregular shape
- The metric system from Kilo- (1,000) to Mili- (0.001)
- Simplify fractions to the least common denominator
- Circumference of a circle formula
- Surface area of a cube formula
- Area of a parallelogram formula
TEAS Test Math FAQ
Focus your TEAS math prep on working with equations with 3 or more numbers, working with fractions, and solving word problems. The math on the TEAS is all around the high school grade level, but it’s challenging because you need to apply your knowledge quickly. And since many of us learned this math in high school, we’ve had time to forget it.
Yes! You’ll have a basic calculator provided within the computerized test. You won’t be able to use your own calculator. When you do ATI TEAS math practice questions, use the calculator on your computer (not your phone or an actual calculator) to mimic test day conditions.
You’ll have 36 total TEAS math questions. Of these, 32 count toward your score and 4 do not. You won’t know for sure which questions are scored and which are not.
Yes! You will need to know metric system conversions from Kilo- (1,00stud0) to mili- (0.001)
Nope! If you need to do any conversions between standard and metric units, the conversion factor will be provided. You will need to know how to apply the information and solve the conversion.
A good score means getting roughly 70% of the TEAS math questions correct. If you want to get into the 80th percentile (or beyond) of test takers, you’ll need to get about 85% percent of the math questions correct. Find out more about how to pass the TEAS test in this guide.
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