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Casio Makes Math Easy With the Introduction of New Graphing Calculator
 March 22, 2007

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Casio Makes Math Easy With the Introduction of New Graphing Calculator
Casio’s fx-9860G Slim is Ultra-Compact and Super Stylish

 ATLANTA, GA, MARCH 21, 2007 – Casio, Inc., and its parent company Casio Computer Co. Ltd., unveiled a new graphing calculator, the fx-9860G Slim to join the elite family of Casio calculators that have changed the way the world uses math in every day life since 1957. The fx-9860G Slim is the ideal tool for the aspiring mathematician.   The new calculator will be on display at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2007 Annual Meeting and Exposition March 21-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA at Casio Booth #1323. 

A mere 7/8" at its thickest point, the fx-9860G Slim features a compact, slim body with a large, high contrast display and an easy-to-use icon menu.  The graphing calculator’s natural display input option allows input and viewing of equations exactly as they appear in the textbook.  It offers a wide array of features that make it an essential device for the classroom including PC and projector connectivity via USB and large 1.5MB flash memory, which allows for data storage and downloading of many add-in applications. 

“We are proud to introduce the fx-9860G Slim to students completing courses in mathematics and science who understand the need for an instrument that is easy to navigate but can fully function given complex equations,” said John Casey, General Manager of Calculators and Printing Devices for Casio, Inc.  “This model’s design makes it student-friendly as it is much lighter and more fashionable than typical graphing calculators and creates a desire to learn because it is not your traditional mathematics tool.”

In conjunction with the introduction of the fx-9860G Slim, Casio is offering a multi-module online training course called “fx-9860G Slim 101 Online Training Course” to help educators maneuver through the calculator’s features.   For a limited time only, Casio will award a $100 debit card to any participants who complete all of the modules. This promotion will become available in June 2007 and participants are encouraged to check with Casio for complete details. 

The fx-9860G Slim is recommended for students in grades eight through college.  The graphing calculator will be available in June and retails for $99.99 and will be available to educators for $91.00. For additional details, contact Casio Education at 1-800-582-2763 or visit www.casioeducation.com.

Casio, 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 equipments solutions, established in 1957.  Casio 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 realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.  For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

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