DOVER, N.J., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering educators and fostering a positive, student-centered learning environment for mathematics and science instruction through the use of appropriate tools is the mission of Casio America, Inc. As a leader and pioneer in the education space, Casio understands mathematics education is most meaningful when it involves the student, promotes abstract and quantitative reasoning skills and appeals to innate human curiosity, which is why it focuses on developing programs and ground-breaking technologies that allow teachers and students to attack STEM-driven curriculum from multiple fronts.
"Today's students have a wealth of technology available at their fingertips, therefore it is critical that technology is used to increase a teacher's ability to interest and engage children while in the classroom," said Amber Branch, National Director of Casio's Consumer Products Division. "Our technology does not take over the classroom, but enhances it and encourages discovery-based learning and analytical thought – both critical components of surpassing STEM-related standards and expectations."
As part of its commitment to teachers and administrators, Casio holds a number of education-based initiatives that promote the development of innovative educational programs across the United States. Last year, Casio named Clemson University its Center of Academic Training, enabling Casio to further expand its nationwide Professional Development Program for math teachers. The program is designed to enrich the mathematics classroom, using graphing calculator technology to foster investigations and a deeper understanding of important mathematical concepts.
"Casio is dedicated to helping teachers convey the principles of mathematics and we are finding that both the educators and students alike are gaining a better understanding and building on practices that best support mathematical instruction," said Andy Zweig, general manager of Casio's Consumer Product Division. "We recommend introducing technology in elementary school to help transition students to higher levels of math and science and to foster the use of calculators as an essential piece of technology."
Whether it is the first color, LCD graphing calculator (PRIZM™) or the first natural display fraction calculator (fx-55 PLUS), Casio continues to develop and offer a comprehensive set of tools and programs for the education market. Casio will showcase its education portfolio at the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 25-28, 2012, booth #316.
For additional information on Casio's 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, 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 www.casiousa.com.
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