Girls beat boys at arithmetic because they have better language skills

The Daily Mail:

While boys generally do better than girls in science and maths, some studies have found that girls do better in arithmetic – and this is down to girls’ superior verbal skills, according to new research.

Scientists at Beijing Normal University did a series of tests on young children that showed that girls did indeed outperform boys at arithmetic and they believe it’s because it involves lots of verbal processing.

The researchers did a series of tests with children ages 8 to 11 at 12 primary schools in and around Beijing.

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