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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