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Casio's Extensive Portfolio of Mathematical Tools Helps Students and Teachers at All Levels

DOVER, N.J., April 28, 2014  /PRNewswire/ -- April is Mathematics Awareness Month and to help increase students' appreciation of the subject, Casio America, Inc., a leader and pioneer in the education space, offers an extensive portfolio of essential educational tools and technologies. Casio's full line of calculators and learning resources help students excel at any level, from elementary school through college, and they are available starting at just $8.99.   

"At Casio, we are dedicated to providing the tools necessary to help students foster a deeper understanding of mathematics and ultimately advance their skills in a subject matter that often has a negative stigma," said, Yuji Sasajima, vice president of Casio's Consumer Products Division. "That is why we offer innovative, educational products that not only meet schools' requirements, but fit students' skill levels while also staying within parents' budgets."

For decades Casio has contributed to math education by developing forward-thinking calculators to enhance the learning experience. In 1985, Casio introduced the world's first graphing calculator, the fx-7000G, and in 2004 the company released the fx-82ES scientific calculator with a textbook display that showed fractions and root functions as they appeared in textbooks. Whether it is basic graphing calculators for students in a freshmen math class or a hi-tech graphing calculator for college students in a statistics course, Casio's expanded portfolio of calculators and learning resources help outfit students for every level.

Secondary Education:
The fx-9860GII, which is also available in a bubblegum pink color, is a perfect tool for secondary education students. Designed for grades six through twelve, this calculator offers an LCD backlit screen with icon-based menus and a Natural Textbook Display allowing students to view expressions just like they would in a print book. The fx-9860GII offers wide variety of graphing tools and provides enhanced technological features such as a built in spreadsheet that can be used for plotting points on a graph or entering x-data and y-data in a table. The fx-9860GII is available for an MSRP of $79.99.

Casio's PRIZM™, the world's first full color graphing calculator, offers all the top learning features to enhance high school students' understanding of mathematics. With its high-resolution color LCD, which delivers full textbook-style display, and the world's first Picture Plot function that enables users to experiment with graphing mathematical expressions on top of images, the PRIZM provides an innovative way of studying mathematics. This calculator is also approved for use on the ACT, SAT, and other essential high school exams. The PRIZM is available for an MSRP of $129.99.

Higher Education:
Casio's fx-CP400 is the latest advancement in the company's ClassPad series of graphing scientific calculators. The fx-CP400 is the first in the ClassPad series to offer a large colored LCD display allowing students to thoroughly understand mathematical data and the relationships between the formulas and graphs. This calculator provides students with a Computer Algebra System, which includes a stylus for pen touch operations and an updated software keyboard, which reduces the risk of input errors. With a USB mass storage function for quick and easy data transfer and compatibility with Casio projectors, professors can display the fx-CP400 in the classroom. The fx-CP400 is available to educators through education dealers for an MSRP of $149.

For additional information on Casio's education initiatives and product portfolio, 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 fulfill 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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