TEAS test.. calculator for Math section?

  1. Oh boy, I just took my TEAS tonight and we were not allowed calculators, which I thought was no problem, except for the fact that we got NO EXTRA TIME for the math portion to do the manual calculations!
    I believe we got 35 minutes to work 30 problems and many of them were multi-step problems. I barely finished in the allotted time and did not have a chance to check my answers. Good thing for me I am strong in math but good golly this can't be normal! I was whipping through the probs at the speed of light towards the end for fear of running out of time.
    For those who have taken the TEAS- did you get to use a calculator, yes or no?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   marilynmom
    No, we didn't get to use a calculator either. I think that is normal.
    My friend took the MCAT this year and they don't get to use calculators either!
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    Hi. We were allowed to use calculators, but we had to bring our own (Not use the computers)
  5. by   Lovely_RN
    Nope we weren't allowed to use calculators.
  6. by   Happychic
    we weren't allowed to use them either...i was so worried, but did very well!
  7. by   BSNtobe2009
    Hey everyone...don't laugh! I had to find a 5th grade math website to help me learn the "long" way to do fractions, whole numbers, etc. I've dealt with percentages for so long I didn't even know where to start!

    All of it came back to me, including the algebra, as soon as I scanned over the refresher.
  8. by   PsychGrad2BRN
    Nope, we weren't allowed to use calculators. Also, consider yourself fortunate if you finished the section. I know several people (myself included) didn't finish the math.
  9. by   mixyRN
    Ok, thanks for the responses. I do feel much better now. I thought maybe they were making it more difficult than it was supposed to be, but it sounds like that's not the case. It's nice to know that others have had a similar experience.
  10. by   cancergirl24
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Hey everyone...don't laugh! I had to find a 5th grade math website to help me learn the "long" way to do fractions, whole numbers, etc. I've dealt with percentages for so long I didn't even know where to start!

    All of it came back to me, including the algebra, as soon as I scanned over the refresher.
    Hey, would you happen to know that 5th grade math website refresher? I am freaking out cause we can't use calculators on the TEAS, and the math class I took taught us on calculators...which doesnt make sense Thank you in advance for your reply
  11. by   4lotus8
    I couldn't use calculators either, but I bought a math software program at Best Buys for like $35 or something like that, and it was a great refresher! It had about 10-13 different math subjects from Pre-Algebra to Calculus. I think it saved me.
  12. by   GPatty
    We didn't get to use calculators either, and that Math ate me alive...
    I finished, but barely, and did poorly. 8 points less than my last TEAS.

    Counting on that score to get me in, I was accepted before, and had to drop becaue my Mom had moved in and was very ill.

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