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Casio Offers Innovative Tools For Math Classes
 August 30, 2011

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CASIO OFFERS A PORTFOLIO OF EDUCATIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON

Casio’s Graphing and Scientific Calculators Provide Students With Innovative Tools For Math Classes


DOVER, NJ, August 30, 2011 — As the global pioneer of handheld learning devices, Casio America, Inc. is providing students with innovative technology that will help them prepare for their math classes; available at reduced prices for back-to-school shopping.

Casio’s back-to-school product offerings feature two budget-friendly graphing calculators and two feature-rich scientific units, as well as some exciting social media contests and promotions.

Graphing Calculators

Casio’s PRIZM™ is the first full-color graphing calculator that includes a high-resolution LCD display with various functions designed to assist with math lessons and help students see math in a new light. Equipped with the world’s first Picture Plot*1function, students and teachers can experiment by graphing mathematical expressions on top of real-life images, allowing for more visual, discovery-based learning. PRIZM™ will become the standard among graphing calculators with features that enhance the users’ understanding of mathematics.

PRIZM™ is available during this back-to-school season for just $99.00 and comes with a free skin (www.skinit.com) – a $30 value. Redeemable after purchase, students can choose from thousands of designs – or simply create their own.

The fx-9750GII is another affordable graphing calculator which retails for under $50 and comes packed with features such as USB Connectivity, AP Statistics, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs and more.

Additionally, Casio’s graphing solutions are available as a robust software package, serving as a powerful teaching and learning tool that goes beyond emulation and allows users to record key strokes, screen capture and screen receive. The fx-Manager PLUS Software is available in both single license and site/school license versions making it a true classroom solution. For more information on how to purchase please visit www.casioeducation.com.

Scientific Calculators

Casio’s fx-300ES and fx-115ES scientific calculators feature a 2-line Natural Textbook Display, which makes it possible to display fractions, exponents, logarithms, powers, and square roots just as they are written in the textbook. The result is enhanced student comprehension and improved math class efficiency. These calculators have 230/280 functions respectively and are great for most math courses, including Algebra I/II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Statistics.

Back-To-School Contests

As social media continues to be a key platform for students and parents to interact, Casio has launched several sweepstakes and challenges to engage consumers and offer them a chance to win prizes, including graphing calculators, cameras and G-Shock watches.

The PRIZM™ Sweepstakes on Facebook provides an opportunity to register for a chance to win an autographed graphing calculator kit signed by Kari Byron and Grant Imahara from the popular Discovery Channel show “MythBusters.” The kit includes a PRIZM™ and a Casio EX-S200 digital camera. Participants simply need to “like” Casio’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/casioeducation) to enter to win.

In addition to The PRIZM™ Sweepstakes, the PRIZM™ Math Challenge, an online quiz, will test the math skills of Casio’s Facebook fans. Fans who achieve a passing score will have an opportunity to win a PRIZM™ Prize Pack, including a PRIZM™ graphing calculator, a digital camera and a G-Shock watch. This contest will go live on Facebook at the end of August.

Where to Buy

Casio calculators are available at most retailers, including Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Staples, Office Max and Office Depot. For additional information on PRIZM™, please visit:
www.facebook.com/casioeducation
www.twitter.com/casioprizm
www.casioeducation.com/prizm

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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 timepieces, digital cameras, calculators, musical instruments, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, 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.casioeducation.com.