Casio Sponsors 30th Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

              Casio Sponsors 30th Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

Competition Fosters Mathematics Growth and Ingenuity Among Students and

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., April 26, 2013

DOVER, N.J., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As a major supporter of
mathematics education in the United States, Casio is proud to announce it is a
title sponsor of the 30^th Colorado Mathematical Olympiad, which takes place
Friday, April 26^th at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. As the
title sponsor of the event, Casio's educational technology, including 50
fx-115ES PLUS and 50 fx-9860II worth more than $4,000, will be awarded to
student competitors.

"The Mathematical Olympiad represents a joint effort between school districts,
higher education institutions and the community to bring math to the
forefront, and Casio is proud to be a part of the event," said Takero Itonaga,
senior general manager of Casio's Consumer Products Division. "As a sponsor,
we are taking the necessary steps to help create engaging, exploratory
experiences for students that will hopefully encourage growth and
understanding of mathematics as a whole."

The Mathematical Olympiad is the only event of its kind in the United States.
More than 400 middle and high school level students from Colorado are given
four hours to solve five problems and present essay-type solutions, which are
kept secret until the day of the competition. Winners are chosen by a panel of
15-25 individuals who judge the students' problem-solving ability, as well as
their overall creativity and ingenuity.

"We take great pride in challenging students to think outside of the box and
apply mathematical concepts in novel ways," said Dr. Alexander Soifer, founder
and professor, Interdepartmental Studies at the University of Colorado
Colorado Springs. "With Casio's support, we are continuing our quest to foster
a deeper understanding of mathematics in and out of the classroom to help
shape tomorrow's leaders."

This year, Casio will host two workshops for coaches and teachers during the
student testing period that pertain to integrating technology within the

  oMiddle school level – "Uncommon Calculator Tasks that Get to the Core;
    Using Technology to Build Middle School Concepts"

  oHigh school level –"Implementing Common Core and Transforming Student
    Perspectives Through Technology"

Both workshops will also discuss complex mathematical investigations that
promote abstract and quantitative reasoning skills.

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

For additional information on the Math Olympiad, please visit

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

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Contact: Christine Azzolino,, or Amanda Pecora,, Coyne PR, (973) 588-2000, or Sue Vander Schans, CASIO
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