Casio Awards Local Teachers with Valuable Classroom Tools

 May 29, 2012


Christine Azzolino
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Local Teachers Receive Calculators and Projectors for Classroom

DOVER, NJ (MAY 29, 2012) — Casio America, Inc. announced today that it has awarded three teachers with a prize package to foster learning in the classroom. Teachers entered the contest at the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 25-28, 2012. The winners were selected randomly, with each of the prize packages consisting of a classroom set of Casio calculators and a Casio projector.

“Awarding teachers with the most advanced tools to enhance their classroom demonstrates Casio’s commitment to the education market,” said Andrew Zweig, General Manager of Marketing and Sales of Casio’s Consumer Products Division. “We continually look for ways to provide educators with the latest technologies so that students are receiving the best education possible and can grow to become the leaders of the future.”

Casio provided each of the three winning teachers with a classroom set of one of its leading cutting edge calculators, as well as a XJ-A256 Casio SLIM Projector. The SLIM projector is powered by Casio’s revolutionary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which provides lamp-free, eco-friendly data projection. Weighing in at only five pounds, the SLIM projectors are 1.7 inches wide, and provide teachers with a durable, state-of-the-art piece of equipment to further advance learning in the classroom.

Among the recipients of the prize package drawing at the NCTM annual meeting was Rhonda Hemby, a math teacher in grades 3-6 from George Mason Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. Hemby received a class set of 30 fx-55 PLUS Casio calculators, as well as the XJ-A256 Casio SLIM Projector. Casio’s fx-55 PLUS has been designed to appeal to the elementary grade level student, as it can display fractions in natural form for extensive fraction exploration. The calculator will enable teachers to encourage a deeper understanding of mathematics.

In addition, Hemby was also randomly selected as a recipient of Casio’s keyboard giveaway which also took place during the NCTM annual meeting. Hemby received Casio’s WK-6500, which is a 76-key full size musical keyboard. Casio’s WK-6500 has all the tools students need to practice, compose and perform, including a piano-style touch-response keyboard, song sequencer and tone editor. The extensive list of features and the high sound quality will give students the chance to bring their musical ideas to life.

Another recipient of the classroom prize package was Dolores L. Franco, a math teacher at Rocky Run Elementary School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Franco was awarded a class set of 30 fx-9750GII calculators, as well as one XJ-A256 Casio SLIM Projector. Casio’s fx-9750GII is a graphing calculator that helps students understand difficult concepts and transition effortlessly to higher levels of mathematics.

Tam Tram, a fifth grade math teacher at KIPP Academy Middle School in Houston, Texas was also a recipient of the prize package at the NCTM annual meeting. Tram was awarded a class set of 30 PRIZM™ calculators, as well as a XJ-A256 Casio Slim Projector. Casio’s PRIZM™ is a high-resolution, color LCD graphing calculator with a full textbook-style display with over 65,000 colors that bring math to life.

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About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit