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Casio Introduces A Fostering Education Series To Empower Teachers And Encourage Understanding Among Students



    Casio Introduces A Fostering Education Series To Empower Teachers And
                    Encourage Understanding Among Students

Fostering Mathematical Thinking Enables Students to Make Sense of Mathematics
through Exploration and the Integration of Appropriate Classroom Tools

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., March 12, 2013

DOVER, N.J., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the original developer of the
graphing calculator, Casio understands education is most meaningful when it
involves the student, promotes abstract and quantitative reasoning skills and
appeals to innate human curiosity. With this understanding, Casio, in
conjunction with Clemson University – Casio's Center of Academic Training –
developed the Fostering Education Series, a collection of research-based books
and education workbooks designed to empower educators and help foster a
positive student-centered learning environment for math and science
instruction through the use of appropriate tools.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130312/NY74748)

"Our focus, at Casio, is to develop programs and ground-breaking technologies
that enable teachers and students to attack STEM-driven curriculum from
multiple fronts," said Andy Zweig, general manager of Casio's Consumer
Products Division. "The Fostering Education series is dedicated to helping
teachers convey the principles of mathematics by engaging students in
explorations that delve into complex ideas and encourage critical thinking."

The Fostering Education with Casio Series, specifically Fostering Mathematical
Thinking, integrates the new Common Core Standards for State Mathematics into
the classroom and ultimately helps prepare students for the future. Designed
to enrich the mathematics classroom, the series integrates Casio's technology
into the classroom to enhance dynamics, encourage discovery-based learning and
analytical thought.

"The need to integrate education with the effective use of technology is in
the spotlight currently," said Zweig. "The Transforming Education Through
Technology Act was recently introduced to legislature and is focused on
ensuring that students and educators have access to a learning environment
enriched with technology in order to prepare students for a successful
future."

"To build a deeper understanding of mathematics, the series has students begin
with contexts that allow them to connect what they are studying to their prior
knowledge and experience," said Bob Horton, professor, mathematics education
at Clemson University. "It also provides tips for teachers as they guide their
students to this deep understanding of critical concepts. These tips point out
areas in which students may struggle, make suggestions for a variety of
approaches and representations, and discuss some of the connections both
within and outside of mathematics that will help students learn and retain."

In addition to the Fostering Series, Casio offers a variety of substantial
resources on its website for educators including high-quality state and
nationally correlated teacher-written activities and investigations. The
website also offers sample excerpts from Casio's Fostering Education Series
and accompanying workbooks, calculator quick-start guides and practice
questions from various state exams for preparation purposes.

Casio will showcase its Fostering Education Series and extensive portfolio of
calculators at the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics annual meeting
in Denver, CO, April 17-20, 2013, booth #2121.

For additional information on Casio's Fostering Education Series, 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.

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Website: http://www.casiousa.com
Contact: Christine Azzolino, cazzolino@coynepr.com, Amanda Pecora,
apecora@coynepr.com, Coyne PR, +1-973-588-2000; E. Garcia, egarcia@casio.com,
S. Vander Schans, svanderschans@casio.com, CASIO AMERICA, INC.,
+1-973-361-5400
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