# What’s Tested on the TEAS: Mathematics

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.

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