i am suppose to take the teas test in two wks and have been studying the book that i bought from ATI. i am totally overwhelmed by the math metric conversions, formulas for radius,perimeter,circum etc and am wondering if i have to memorize all this or if it is given. i am 47 and have been out of school a long time, except for the science prereqs i have been taking, and there is absolutely no way i am going to get all this. and then all the grammer and punctuation. i have totally psyched myself out that i wont make a good score. has anyone taken it and can you give me any tips or advise about what to expect? 0 Likes

elacer08 Aug 5, 2009 I am about to take the teas test as well and I know exactly what you are feeling. I am having so much trouble with trying to remember all the math stuff like the formulas but from what I read the math is not that bad its the science that is a killer. Hope that somewhat helps 0 Likes

work&play Aug 5, 2009 Concentrate in the science. I have this science booklet that I would use with my students that are extrememly helpful. They are about 15 pages with really nice diagrams. I soon as I find them, I give you the title. 0 Likes

lavendersapphire Aug 5, 2009 I took the test on monday and did well. Pretty much there was one pythagorean therom question and the vast majority were percents, fractions, decimals, and basic algebra. Very little geometry. I''m hate at math and did ok on that section. If you're not strong in sentence structure, reading comprehension and sciences, totally concentrate on those areas, since reading, english, and science are 3/4 of the exam. Good luck! 0 Likes

elacer08 Aug 5, 2009 Lavendersapphire when you say fractions for the math part did you mean adding and subtracting them or like mixed numbers and improper? For the decimal parts were they like adding and multiplying decimals with different place values? What about word problems did you get any of those? 0 Likes

motherofgirls Aug 5, 2009 yes if you could remember any specific examples it would really ghelp. thx 0 Likes

missprenurseylou Aug 5, 2009 i am suppose to take the teas test in two wks and have been studying the book that i bought from ATI. i am totally overwhelmed by the math metric conversions, formulas for radius,perimeter,circum etc and am wondering if i have to memorize all this or if it is given. i am 47 and have been out of school a long time, except for the science prereqs i have been taking, and there is absolutely no way i am going to get all this. and then all the grammer and punctuation. i have totally psyched myself out that i wont make a good score. has anyone taken it and can you give me any tips or advise about what to expect?I haven't taken the exam yet (hopefully will do so next month), but I've been studying from the McGraw Hill study guide and have found that pretty helpful. It breaks everything down for you and tells you only what you should need to know. I read on a few other posts that some didn't find the ATI guide too helpful, so if you have the time you may want to read through this one as well. Here's a link where you can download it if you're interested www[dot]transferbigfiles[dot]com/Get.aspx?id=8e98a4a7-9375-410f-bfb8-6bd3bf54eb5e (change the "[dot]" to "."Best of luck.P.S. The math portion scares the you know what out of me too :) 0 Likes

nrice28 Aug 6, 2009 Wow thank you so much for the website. I have taken the TEAS last Dec. and I only scored a 72. So I have 1 more chance to score a 150!! lol...j./k but, im not gonna lie, its a hard test. I mean I took the NET and it was WAY easier. I have also taken the NLN...jeeze I have taken almost every nursing test!! I am going to take the HESI soon. But as far as studying for the TEAS, I am looking at my individual performance profile sheet. and I did great on the reading..95% but the math there is Data interpretation? and I only scored a 42.9%. I will just break it down into the sections of how I scored....Reading-95, Math-60, Science-53.3, English 78.2..so if you want individual sections for each catagory let me know and i can break it down. It was a hard test I only scored a 72.4%. so maybe this will help, let me know.. 0 Likes

lavendersapphire Aug 6, 2009 Lavendersapphire when you say fractions for the math part did you mean adding and subtracting them or like mixed numbers and improper? For the decimal parts were they like adding and multiplying decimals with different place values? What about word problems did you get any of those?yes to all. I got some that was like (using random #s here) 9/22 + 14/4 (could also be subtract or multiply); I remember some questions about if aa.a x b.bb how many numbers are after the decimal (easy since there was only one answer with 3 decimal places) or they'd ask to calculate the answer. I don't really remember if there were any division decimal problems, but I do know that a few of the division questions ended up with decimal answers.Let's see...I do remember fraction equivalents being on there (a/aa is the same as?) and some change this fraction into a decimal. The word problems I got were mainly dealin with percents (also had change this percent to a fraction/decimal) and adding/subtraction.Another thing to know, is keep your eye on the time. I nearly ran out of time and spent the last minute eyeballing and estimating the answers. I will post my score breakdown/results and whatever else I can remember when I get into work. 0 Likes

lavendersapphire Aug 6, 2009 Ok. Like I said, I was guessing the last 15 questions (or maybe 20?) of the math because I ran out of time, but here's the breakdown of my score. I'm not surprised about the areas I scored really low in (sentence structure and algebra) - kinda expected that. The only math that makes sense to me is trigonometry and chemistry math (no chem math and very few trig related problems) and even though I've always done very well in english, I always bomb sentence structure for some reason. Reading (40 items) 97.5%paragraph comprehension: 90%passage comprehension: 100%inferences and conclusions: 90%Math (45 items) 73.3%whole numbers: 88.9%fractions and decimals: 100%percentages: 50%ration and proportion: 80%metric conversions: 66.7%algebraic application: 40%data interpretation: 85.7%Science (30 items): 83.3%Scientific reasoning: 80%general science: 80%life science: 80%chemical science: 60%physical science: 60%human body science: 100%English (55 items): 87.3%punctation: 100%grammar: 95%sentence structure: 42.9%contextual words: 92.9%spelling: 100%total score: 85.3% 0 Likes

elacer08 Aug 6, 2009 Thanks so much for the breakdown it is so helpful! Congrats again I think your score is high enough to get you into a program. For the sentence structure can you give me an example? Also punctuation was it like commas, periods, semi colons? What kind of questions were the algebraic applications? Lastly how bad was the metric conversions? 0 Likes

lavendersapphire Aug 6, 2009 fahrenheit to celsius, inches to centimeters, ounces to pounds, ounces (fl) to liters, and that's what I can remember. I honestly dont remember the algebra questions. Those and the metric ones were towards the end - where I was guessing because of time. Sentence structure - I know it was like identify the different parts - adverb, simple subject, predicate, etc. for punctuation, they gave a huge paragraph with the underlined words and phrases and you had to 1) make sure it was spelled correctly 2) make sure the punctuation was correct and 3) make sure it made sense. They'd give 3 answers, each with different punctuation and/or spelling and the 4th would say "no change"Oh, and I had a few completely random A&P questions that were set up like the word analogies (i think) that are on the GRE (I think the SATs and ACTs have it as well). The ones like light:illuminate::dark: _____. I was like wth? I never saw anyone else post that they had questions like that in the other TEAS threads, so I'm guessing they change the test up with everyone since one girl had A&P questions all about the eye and I had A&P questions about the digestive and respiratory systems. 0 Likes