The free ATI TEAS 6 Math practice test is specifically designed to ensure that the test-taker is knowledgeable about the TEAS and is able to know what to expect when it is time to take the Mathematics portion of the TEAS.
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The Math portion will consist of around 36 multiple-choice questions that address two main topics:
- Number and Algebra
- Measurement and Data
We have ensured that the free ATI TEAS 6 Math practice test will cover these topics thoroughly.
You have 54 minutes to complete the math portion.
ATI TEAS 6 Math Prep Course
As you have worked toward beginning the education for your great career choice – nursing! – you have learned that you are required by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to take the TEAS (Test for Essential Academic Skills) and attach your scores to your nursing school application(s).
After all the hard work of your earlier education, you definitely want to be accepted by your chosen school. And you certainly want to be off to a good start.
The former TEAS version, TEAS V, has been updated and replaced by TEAS 6. Are you familiar with the TEAS? We will make sure you understand all you need to know, either way, for this imperative and unavoidable test.
TEAS covers these four categories: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Because we have one primary goal for nursing students – to help you enter each of the four TEAS phases prepared not only so you will pass, but that you might excel in each category – you will find the direction that you need and the answers to your questions from Mometrix Test Preparation. Furthermore, your Mometrix training is the guidance you want on how to study in college.
ATI chose the four TEAS’ categories because each is relevant to the success of your nursing school education and your career, regardless of the nursing path you choose. As a nurse, you will be working with patients, doctors, technicians, all kinds of medical personnel, clerical personnel, and other nurses. Your responsibilities will require your excellence in each of the categories, and so you will be studying them academically throughout your nursing education as you work toward your degree.
So that the TEAS 6 is not a daunting task, we have created and established the best core program available to help you in this segment, Mathematics.
WHY IS MATH IMPORTANT TO THE ATI TEAS 6
Math and science are simpatico for your nursing education and career; in fact, nursing science is actually dependent upon various mathematical procedures. Just a few examples include formulas for IV drips; understanding the customization of dosage for the administration of patient medications; calculation of patients’ input and output; furthermore, depending upon specialty areas, nurses may be required to calculate ovulation dates, glycemic index, or body mass index.
As a nurse, your mathematical acumen will be put to use daily.
“MY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATH WAS QUITE GOOD, SO I SHOULD SAIL THROUGH THIS, RIGHT?” YOU MIGHT ASK.
You may need math refresher aids or you may have already taken most math course foundations, so you believe you are prepared for the TEAS 6; however, as with other TEAS 6 sub-areas, academic excellence does not make you a shoo-in for a high TEAS score. Other factors are relevant, which are covered in the Mometrix Test Preparation.
WHAT’S NEW IN MATH FOR TEAS 6?
If you are familiar with TEAS V, you will be glad to know there is not a content difference in TEAS 6.
MATH CHANGES FROM TEAS V TO ATI TEAS 6
Not much occurred in changes from TEAS V to TEAS 6 except for the addition of two questions, going from 34 to 36 questions and, as a result, an increase in your time allotment from 51 to 54 minutes. Four questions, which are only for survey purposes, will not count toward your score.
On the other hand, the question categories have been trimmed to two – “Measurement and Data” and “Numbers and Algebra” – but don’t let that make you think about slacking off! Let’s delve into these two areas in some detail so you will be ready.
CATEGORY 1: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
At nine questions, Measurement and Data is the shorter of the categories, but since it deals with quantitative data in various forms, it is not a piece of cake. This is a good analogy because you will have a menu of ingredients to master. You will be required to:
- translate units of measurement from metric to standard
- translate units of measurement from standard to metric
- read graphical data (graphs, tables; analyze information)
- solve geometric equations in order to find specific measurements
- tell how a pair of variables interacts with one another
- analyze pieces of graphical information using statistical math
You can see you will want to review:
- metric units of measurement
- standard units of measurement
- steps required for their conversion
- how to recognize geometric properties and formulas
- how to assess information provided by graphical information
CATEGORY 2: NUMBERS AND ALGEBRA
Here you will see approximately 23 questions about Numbers and Algebra, which is not only an increase in quantity, but complexity, as well. You will have a larger number of objectives to accomplish.
Here is a rundown on the types of questions:
- Statements to convert into equations and other forms of mathematical expression
- Conversion from one type of ratio into a different type (for example, from a fraction to a percentage)
- Estimation and single variable equations
- Word problems, including concepts such as:
- Rational numbers
KEYS TO SUCCEEDING IN “MATH”
Your “homework” should, most of all, include brushing up on your algebra knowledge and skills; rational numbers and their properties; and, various types of ratios and their conversion from one to another.
Your reading skills should be put to good use because of the degree of word problems presented in this category. These, as always, require attention to detail and clear understanding. To practice word problems, consider just tackling one a day; know the answers before you begin and work toward them instead of working all the way through and learning you were wrong; consider them a game instead of a test; make them short to start; and, work with others on solving them.THE APPROACH:
Know in advance that the Math segment of the ATI TEAS 6 is not going to be easy, so consider these additional suggestions. To be ready, be:
- rested and alert
- thorough but observant of the time limit
- a thorough reader of each question so you don’t miss imperative information
- on the lookout for irrelevant information that is meant to throw you off, again by reading thoroughly and thoughtfully
While you should not look for shortcuts, per se, you can – and should – be efficient. How? With tools of the trade which include using:
- the process of elimination within a question – immediately reject any obvious wrong answer
- the process of elimination of a question rather than getting bogged down on one that’s to tough for you (if there’s time, you can always go back to it later)
- ballpark numbers to help determine the correct response
Even if you know the answer immediately, use the “show me” method by showing your work as you respond to test questions. This will give order to your responses, cause you to “see” your work and observe any issues, and create a good habit. Then, you can examine your final answer, make sure one last time that you didn’t make a mistake, and ascertain you have bubbled in all of your answers.
Breathe a sigh of relief. You have Mometrix Test Preparation which has already worked diligently to make sure you are ready and set for all of the four TEAS 6 phases, including this one: Math. We want you to pass with flying colors!
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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 26, 2019