Computational and reasoning abilities in arithmetic : Cross-generational change in China and the United States

@inproceedings{Geary1997ComputationalAR,
  title={Computational and reasoning abilities in arithmetic : Cross-generational change in China and the United States},
  author={David C. Geary and Carmen O. Hamson and Uniuersity and G Chen and Eost Chi},
  year={1997}
}
A Chinese advantage over Americans was found for economically relevant computational and reasoning abilities in arithmetic for groups of 6thand 12th-grade students matched or equated on general intelligence. No cross-national difference for computational or reasoning abilities was found for samples of older (60to 80-year-old) Chinese and American adults equated on general intelligence. The pattern of change in arithmetical competencies across cohorts suggests that the Chinese advantage in 6th… CONTINUE READING