As a nursing or health science program student, and later in your career as a healthcare professional, you will need to interpret data, perform calculations, and translate real-world situations into math to respond appropriately. You might be reading test results presented as numbers or a graph, calculating medication dosages, interpreting research study results, or planning client care. The TEAS Mathematics content area tests your ability to perform arithmetic and algebra. You will apply these skills to solving word problems; interpreting charts and graphs; using descriptive statistics to characterize data sets; understanding relationships between numbers; calculating geometric values; and using measurements appropriately, including by converting from one unit of measure to another.
The TEAS Mathematics Content Area
Of the 170 items on the TEAS, 36 will be in the Mathematics content area, and you will have 54 minutes to answer them. Thus, you will have 54 minutes ÷ 36 questions = 1.5 minutes per question.
Of the 36 Mathematics questions, 32 will be scored and 4 will be unscored. You won’t know which questions are unscored, so do your best on every question.
The 32 scored Mathematics questions come from two sub-content areas:
|Sub-content Areas||Number of Questions|
|Number and algebra||23|
|Measurement and data||9|
The Kaplan Method for Mathematics
Approaching every Mathematics question on the TEAS in a systematic way will help you solve efficiently.