TEAS Math Practice Test

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an aptitude test that evaluates students’ understanding of key concepts and practical skills related to the nursing and allied health field. Many universities and other educational institutions across the country require TEAS scores as a prerequisite for their nursing program. Studies show that if a student performs well on the TEAS, they will more than likely be successful in the program.

TEAS Math Practice Test

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), with the help of seasoned nurses and allied health professionals, developed TEAS to determine students’ preparedness for various nursing programs. TEAS consists of 4 sections: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English & Language Usage. The Math section of TEAS requires students to use algebra, numbers, measurements, and data to solve problems successfully.

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Who takes the TEAS?

The TEAS is designed for students seeking admission into nursing or allied health programs. Many educational institutions require students to take the TEAS. Students are encouraged to learn more about their school’s score requirements.

How to register for the TEAS

Students can apply for the TEAS on the ATI Testing website. After an application is approved, students are prompted to schedule their test date and pick a testing site. Students can select between PSI testing centers and registered school testing locations.

How much does it cost to take the TEAS?

The cost for the TEAS exam varies with each location, but prices typically range between $60 and $140.

How many questions are on the TEAS Math exam?

The Math section of the TEAS contains 38 questions. This section includes four “pretest” questions that do not count toward your final score.

How long is the TEAS Math exam?

Students have 57 minutes to complete the Math section, which has 38 questions.

Can you use a calculator for the TEAS?

Yes. On test day, a test administrator will provide you with a four-function calculator (depending on the location). Calculators with built-in or specialized functions are not allowed.

What is a passing TEAS Math score?

The nursing program of your choice determines the score requirements for TEAS. At the end of the exam, students will receive a “main” or total score that accumulates all four sections (Science, Math, Reading, and English & Language Usage). Students will also receive separate scores for each section. Many nursing programs require students to earn a total score of at least 60% – 70%. Students are encouraged to score higher than the program’s minimum score requirement to increase their chances of admission.

What topics are on the TEAS Math exam?

On the Math section of the TEAS, students are required to:

  • Convert among non-negative fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Perform arithmetic operations with rational numbers
  • Compare and order rational numbers
  • Solve equations with one variable
  • Solve real-world problems using one- or multi-step operations with real numbers
  • Solve real-world problems involving percentages
  • Apply estimation strategies and rounding rules to real-world problems
  • Solve real-world problems involving proportions
  • Solve real-world problems involving ratios and rates of change
  • Solve real-world situations using expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Interpret relevant information from tables, charts, and graphs
  • Evaluate the information in data sets, tables, charts, and graphs using statistics
  • Explain the relationship between two variables
  • Calculate geometric quantities
  • Convert with and between standard and metric systems

What to expect on test day

Students are able to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at a registered school testing site or a PSI testing center. While everyone’s testing experience will be slightly different, here are some common tips and rules for test day.

    • Each student must bring an unexpired government-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license. The ID must have the student’s signature and permanent address. Student IDs and credit card photos are not accepted.
    • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will risk forfeiting your test and exam fee.
    • Before the exam begins, a proctor will provide you with a four-function calculator and scratch paper. Calculators with built-in functionalities are not allowed.
    • Bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils with attached erasers.
    • You can take a 10-minute break after the math exam. If you choose to take another break, you will have to use your test time.

How to prepare for the TEAS

If you are experiencing pre-test anxiety—don’t worry! Our test research experts created the Mometrix TEAS Study Guide to not only prepare you for the big day but to also relieve stress! This all-in-one study guide provides in-depth explanations of all the important concepts found on the TEAS. The Mometrix TEAS Study Guide covers all four sections: Math, Science, Reading, and English, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing separate test prep materials!

Recent studies show that understanding the key concepts is only half the battle! The Mometrix TEAS Flashcards uses one of the most effective study strategies: repetition. These portable flashcards cover all four sections of the TEAS and are ideal for studying on the go! You can also look forward to learning secret test-taking strategies that will help you answer questions quickly and effectively! These test prep materials have everything you need to get the results you want!

If you don’t want to have to choose, don’t have time to wait for flashcards to ship, or just want a lot of practice questions to go along with your studying, you should check out the Mometrix online TEAS Course. The TEAS Course has over 106 lessons (taken from our best-selling study guide), over 1,450 practice questions (to ensure you are ready), and even includes electronic flashcards, and embedded video lessons. The Mometrix online TEAS Test Course has all of our resources in one place, so you don’t have to choose!

We look forward to helping you gain admission into a nursing program! Good luck!

TEAS Online Course

If you are wanting to be fully prepared, Mometrix offers an online TEAS Prep Course. The course is designed to provide you with any and every resource you might want while studying. The TEAS Course includes:

  • 106 Lessons Covering all the Topics
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TEAS Math Practice Questions

Free TEAS Math Practice Test


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TEAS Math Problem Walkthrough

Here are three example questions from the TEAS Math exam, each with a simple explanation showing how the problem is solved.

1. Solve for x: 2x + 4 = x – 6

To solve an equation with the variable on both sides of the equal sign, you must rearrange the terms.  Specifically, use inverse operations of addition or multiplication to gather the variable terms to one side, and the constants to the other:

Step 1: Move the x-term from the right side of the equation to the left by subtracting x from both sides of the equation.

2 x plus 4 equals x minus 6 can be rearranged to be x plus 4 equals negative 6

Step 2: Move the constant term, 4, from the left side to the right by subtracting 4 from both sides of the equation.

x plus 4 equals negative 6 can be rearranged to x equals negative 10

Therefore, the solution is x = -10.

2. How many cubic inches of water could this aquarium hold if it were filled completely?

 This question is asking for the volume of a rectangular aquarium with given dimensions of length, width and height.  The formula to determine the volume is: V = l • w • h

Height equals 15 inches, width equals 12 inches, length equals 20 inches

Substitute these dimensions into the formula:

V = (20)(12)(15)

V = 3600

In context, this means that the aquarium shown will hold 3,600 cubic inches of water if it were filled completely.

3. Solve this word problem:

A lab technician drew 400 milliliters of blood from a patient. 1/7 of the blood was used for further testing. How many milliliters of blood were used for those further tests? Round the answer to the nearest hundredth.

In real-life applications, there are often keywords that translate directly to a math operation.  In this example, you need to determine the amount of blood that represents of 400 milliliters.  The word “of” translates to “multiply.”

Determine the amount of blood used for other tests by multiplying the fraction by the amount of blood drawn:

\( 400 \times \frac{1}{7} \Rightarrow  \frac{400 \times 1}{7} \Rightarrow \frac{400}{7} \Rightarrow 57.14285714\) milliliters

Round this decimal to the nearest hundredth and interpret in context:

57.14 milliliters of blood were used for further testing.

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