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CASIO SHOWCASES NEW CALCULATOR TECHNOLOGIES AT MATHEMATICS CONFERENCES
NCSM and NCTM Teachers and Education Professionals Invited to Participate in Hands-on Demos to See New Innovations
SAN ANTONIO, TX, April 3, 2017 - Casio America, Inc. a leader and innovator in the education space, will be in San Antonio, TX, for the National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics (NCSM) Leadership in Mathematics Education annual conference from April 3-5, as well as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference from April 5-8. While at these conferences, experts from the company will demonstrate new calculator technologies at two special workshops to help invigorate educators and keep the industry moving forward to help cultivate a love of math among the next generation.
“At Casio we are always looking to incorporate new innovations into everything we do, especially in the mathematics space,” said Makoto Ori, Senior General Manager of Casio’s Consumer Products Division. “We know that NCSM and NCTM are leading mathematics education conferences for education professionals and we are very proud to showcase our new calculators for the individuals who are teaching students and using our tools on a daily basis.”
Mathematics supervisors attending the NCSM 2017 conference will have the opportunity to participate in an educational session on Monday, April 3rd from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm at the Grand Hyatt (Room Presidio A) where Casio will present its latest products. In support of the changing landscape of mathematics education, presenter Mike Reiners will provide an in-depth look at the company’s history of developing tools for mathematics with a special spotlight on its newest technologies. Casio will also be showcasing its technologies on the exhibit floor in booth #320.
At NCTM 2017, teachers will be able to participate in an exhibitor workshop, where they will have the opportunity see Casio’s calculators in action. On Thursday, April 6th from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (Room 213AB), Mike Reiners will provide attendees an inside look at how Casio’s PRIZM calculators continues to be the affordable, pedagogically sound choice for school handheld technology. Casio will also be showcasing its technologies on the exhibit floor in booth #631.
New Calculator Technologies on Display
At both NCSM and NCTM, Casio’s popular PRIZM™ line will be the highlight of its demonstrations. The PRIZM portfolio is revolutionary among graphing calculators and has expanded just in time to showcase new technologies for education professionals attending these conferences. The first new model is the fx-CG500 (PRIZM CAS) which is a next-generation graphing calculator and features an advanced Computer Algebra System (CAS). Designed for middle school math classes and beyond, the fx-CG500 will help students to investigate and solve the most challenging equations and enhance their understanding of mathematics. It also comes complete with a high-resolution, color, touchscreen LCD and features a Natural Textbook display, as well as various functions designed to assist with mathematic lessons. Additionally, the fx-CG500 is also permitted for use on the AP, SAT I and II, PSAT and NMSQT exams.
The company also introduced the fx-CG50 (PRIZM), which offers expanded features including the ability to easily draw 3D graphs such as planes, cylinders and spheres, and view them from various angles in order to better analyze their shape. A cross-section option and a special zoom function enable the student to further examine the graph for even greater analysis. The fx-CG50 is also jam-packed with features that enable students to solve the most challenging equations and enhance their understanding of mathematics. In particular, the Picture Plot function enables users to plot graphs over pictures of real-life scenes and offers a color LCD with a full textbook-style display.
For additional information on Casio’s full portfolio of calculators and education initiatives, please visit www.CasioEducation.com.
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, 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.