calculative

Can this word -calculative be used in this context?
The kids are calculative about who should do the extra house chores by listing all the housework that they have done today.
Is there a better word?

Rushi

“calculating” is far more common. “calculative” doesn’t even seem to make it into most dictionaries.

The construction "The kids are … by " doesn’t seem quite right, and nor does the use of “today” in a timeless statement. I think I would change it to something like:

“The kids are calculating about who should do the extra house chores, and list all the housework that they do every day.”

I’m assuming that you want the “scheming” / “conniving” meaning of “calculating”, rather than the plain “doing the arithmetic” meaning.

thank you Dozy… yes that’s what I meant by ‘calculating’.