What Is the ATI TEAS Math Test? 

The ATI TEAS Math is a section that is found inside the ATI TEAS exam. It is comprised of the following topics: 

  • Numbers & Algebra (18 items, 53% of the Math section) 
  • Measurement & Data (16 items, 47% of the Math section) 
  • Additional 4 pretest items are included that do not count for your final score 

You will have 54 minutes to answer the 38 items on the Math section. The use of a calculator in this section is permitted. 

We recommend you use our study guide to ensure you cover all sub-topics. You will be given here a few sample questions from each domain, but notice that each domain has the following sub-topics: 

  • Numbers and Operations: order of operations, place value, number order, rounding, fractions, decimals, percentages, constant and variables, equations and inequalities, and problem solving.  
  • Measurement & Data: US standard system of measurement, metric system of measurement, converting between measurements, geometric/physical quantities, reading data, variable relationships, and statistics terms.  

Free TEAS Math Sample Questions

Below you will find several math problems resembling the ones found on the ATI TEAS Math Test and those appearing in our PrepPack. We will look at a number of different types of questions from each of the two domains.   

Numbers and Operations:

Question #1 – Problem Solving

In a TV competition show called "Asgard's got talent" each competitor receives 100 points for every two judges' compliments and 20 points for every 36 family's compliments.

How many points did the competitor "Regina Avalon" obtain if we know she has received 6
compliments from the judges and 12 compliments from each family member?

Additional information- Regina's family is made up of 12 people.

A. 732
B. 660
C. 435
D. 380

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (D) – 380.

A good way to tackle this question will be to use a ratio table:

For every 2 compliments from the judges, each competitor receives 100 points. Regina Avalon received 6 compliments from the judges which means the ratio needs to be expanded times 3. Therefore, she received 300 points from the judges. 

For every 36 compliments from their family, each competitor receives 20 points. Regina Avalon received 144 compliments from her family which means the ratio needs to be expanded times 4 (you can simply divide 36/144 in order to find that the ratio is 1:4). Therefore, she has received 80 points from the judges. 
Thus, the total amount of points Regina Avalon has received is:
300 + 80 = 380.


The previous question requires rapid conversion of verbal information into numerical form, along with basic calculation abilities such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

We recommend you dedicating time to practice numbers and operations questions so you can transform the words into numbers more quickly and perform calculations without wasting too much time.


Question #2 - Fractions

A. 40/63​
B. 63/40
C. 17/6
D. 288/35

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (A).


Question #3 - Order of Operations

What is equation?

A. 11/432
B. 11/232
C. 35/432
D. 35/232

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (A).

Using the correct order of operations, PEMDAS, first evaluate what is inside each bracket. Next, perform any multiplication or division. At the end, add or subtract any values. See below:

The final step simplified the fraction by multiplying the numerator and denominator by four. This removed the decimal number within the fraction.

To understand why it was multiplied by four, it suffices to look at the answer choices. The numerators are all whole numbers (either 11 or 35). To get from 2.75 to 11, you need to multiply by four. Remember to also multiply the denominator below so that the fraction remains equivalent.

As you’re already aware,the numerical and algebraic part of the math section accounts for 47% of this section. Beginning yourpractice in this domain will enable you approach these questionswith both speed and confidence, thereby enhancing your math score on the exam. 

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Question #4 - Rounding

Which of these values is correctly rounded to the hundredth place?

A. 3,100
B. 0.40
C. 4.2600
D. 9.7

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (B).

Rounding to the hundredth place means that there should be two digits after the decimal point.

Answer (A) is rounded to the hundreds place, not the hundredths place.

Answer (B) is rounded to the hundredths place. Even though this could be written as 0.4, if the question asks for rounding to the hundredths place, then keeping the zero at the end is essential.

Answer (C) could be written to the hundredths place as 4.26, but the inclusion of the extra zeros mean it is rounded to the ten thousandths place.

Answer (D) is rounded to the tenths place and needs another digit after the 7.

Now that you got a feel of the “Numbers & Operations” part of the TEAS Math section, we recommend you practice all the existing questions in our TEAS Math Pack & TEAS Premium Pack

Ensure you feel confidence in the following topics: order of operations, place value, number order, rounding, fractions, decimals, percentages, constants and variable, equations and inequalities, and problem solving. 

You can read about each of these topics in our TEAS 7 Math Study Guide

Start Practicing with our pack! 


Measurement and Data

Moving on to the Measurement and Data part, you will see three free sample questions. Make sure you understand the answers and the explanations provided, and use our study guide to familiarize yourself with the sub-topics: 

Question #5 - Reading Data

A teacher in school asked students whether they had tried a cigarette or not. The data is displayed in the chart. What is the mean percent of students who have tried a cigarette aged 15 through 18? (Round the answer to the nearest tenth.)

A. 30.3%
B. 43.3%
C. 25.0%
D. 29.0%

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (B).

To find the mean of students aged 15 through 18, you need to add all the percentages and divide by 4, as there are four groups of students:

{25 + 47 + 59 + 42}/{4} = 43.3%

Answer (A) is the mean of ages 12 through 18.

Answer (C) is median of the ages.

Answer (D) is the range of the ages.

Make sure you know how to read different graphs, charts, and tables, and learn the main purpose and uses of each different style of visual representation.
The TEAS Math section includes data interpretation, and you can access additional practice questions of this kind in our TEAS 7 Premium pack. 

let's move on to the next measurement and data question. In this question, you are required to identify independent and dependent variables, and distinguish between positive and negative correlations. Make sure you understand this sub-topic well.

Question #6 - Variables Relationships:

Which of the following statements about the table are correct?

A. There is a negative covariance between US women's waist sizes and year.
B. If these two variables were graphed, waist size would go on the x axis.
C. As the year increases, women's waist sizes also increase.
D. If these two variables were graphed, the slope of the line between any two points would be negative.

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (C).

In the table, both variables are going up—time is increasing and average waist size is increasing. The year is the independent variable as it is not affected by waist size. So, it is fair to say that as the year increases, waist size also increases.

Answer (A) is incorrect as there is a positive covariance shown between these variables.
Answer (B) is incorrect as the independent variable should go on the x axis. The independent variable is time, not waist size.
Answer (D) is incorrect as these variables have positive covariance, which means the slope of the line between two points is positive.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).


Question #7 - Converting between Measurements:

Harriet, who is allergic to peanuts, accidently consumed a small amount of peanut oil while visiting a restaurant. Consequently, she suffered from anaphylactic shock, and was rushed to the nearest hospital, where she was injected with a 150 micrograms/0.3ml adrenaline solution.

How much adrenaline is found in 1 milliliter of the solution?

A. 500mg
B. 25.5mg
C. 50mg
D. 0.5mg

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (D).

Notice that all the answer choices are in milligram units, while the information in the question is in microgram units. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is to convert the information so that it matches the answer choices:
Micrograms to milligrams = mcg/1,000
150 micrograms/1,000 = 0.15 mg

Thus, the ratio of the solution can be written as:
0.15 mg/0.3 ml.

Indicate the amount of adrenaline you are interested in as “Y” and arrange all of the relevant information:

0.15mg is found in 0.3ml
Y mg is found in 1ml

→ Y mg = 0.5mg. 

Converting between measurements can be a confusing topic for many students. Ensure your confidence in this area prior to the exam by practicing converting between units from different systems of measurement (e.g., from meters to feet), and within the same system of measurement (as seen in this question, converting from micrograms to milligrams).

Utilizing conversion tables for memorization can be helpful. Additionally, consider noting down the provided information and performing calculations on paper, as this can be less confusing compared to mental calculations. 

TEAS Math Test Preparation & Tips 

As you build your knowledge, be sure to take regular practice tests. Doing so will enable you to test if you can remember what you have learned, as well as if you can answer questions correctly while under the pressure of test-like conditions. 

Our tests are timed to simulate an actual testing experience. They also include answers and explanations to maximize your preparation for the TEAS exam. With our pack, you can track your results and determine your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to work on areas in which you need to improve as well as to feel more confident on test day.

Begin your TEAS test practice now with our most comprehensive preparation pack, the ATI TEAS Premium Pack. 

For a free TEAS practice test, click here! 

TEAS Math Study Guide PDF 

Be sure to use the information in our free TEAS test study guide for math as a starting point for your review of the TEAS Math Test. The TEAS study guide PDF provides a list of math concepts, grouped by topic, to help you begin your preparation.

You can print and download the TEAS Math Study Guide by clicking the PDF icon below: 

Free ATI TEAS Study Guide PDF for TEAS Math Practice



Is the TEAS Math Section Hard?

The difficulty of the TEAS math section can vary from person to person but the test is considered challenging. For individuals who have a strong foundation in math and have reviewed the relevant topics covered on the TEAS, the math section may be manageable.

However, for those who are less comfortable with math or haven't studied the required math concepts, it can be challenging.

The key to success on the TEAS math section is thorough preparation. It's important to review the math topics that are covered on the exam, practice solving problems, and become familiar with the format and types of questions you may encounter.

With dedicated study and practice, many individuals find the TEAS math section to be manageable and passable.

What Kind of Math is on the TEAS Test?

The TEAS test assesses various math topics, including basic arithmetic operations, algebra, measurements, statistics, probability, and geometry. These math skills are essential for success in healthcare and nursing programs.

Is the TEAS Math Multiple-choice?

The TEAS math section predominantly employs a multiple-choice question format.

However, it's worth noting that in addition to multiple-choice questions, the TEAS test may also include other question formats like fill in the blank, true or false, matching, short answer, and drag and drop to assess a candidate's mathematical knowledge and problem-solving abilities.

Nevertheless, multiple-choice questions are the most common format used in the TEAS math section.

Do I Need to Memorize Formulas for the TEAS Math?

You do not need to memorize complex formulas for the TEAS test. However, you should understand basic math operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, and basic geometry.

For example, being able to add numbers, work with fractions, and calculate percentages is important.

Do I Need a Calculator for the TEAS Math?

In most cases, the TEAS exam allows the use of a basic four-function calculator which is embedded into the platform. The calculator does basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. More advanced calculators with graphing capabilities or programmable functions are usually not allowed.

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