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Ahead of KCSE exams, Casio unveils new scientific calculator

By Tom Bosich October 10th, 2023 2 min read

In a bid to support education in Kenya, CASIO Middle East and Africa FZE (CMEA), a prominent education technology company, has introduced a new scientific calculator, the fx-82CW.

Specifically designed for secondary and tertiary students and educators, this calculator boasts a range of features to facilitate effective learning in mathematics and science.

During the launch event, Takashi Seimiya, Managing Director of CASIO Middle East and Africa FZE, emphasized the calculator’s ability to simplify mathematics and science.

He stated, “The new 82CW scientific calculator promises a seamless user experience, an enhanced display, and an improved keypad, making it an indispensable tool for learners and teachers alike. It also offers an intuitive and approachable design, loaded with basic but essential functions such as statistics and table functions to encourage interest in mathematics for students.”

As part of the launch initiative, CASIO donated fx-82CW scientific calculators to Nile Road Secondary and Embakasi Girls High School in Nairobi County. Seimiya expressed the company’s belief that these calculators will assist students in adequately preparing for the upcoming KCSE exams.

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The introduction of the fx-82CW scientific calculator reflects CASIO’s ongoing commitment to the Kenyan market. The calculator is now available at Sangyug Enterprise Limited dealerships nationwide, as well as in major stores, supermarkets, and bookshops.

Last year, the Ministry of Education collaborated with CASIO Middle East and Africa FZE (CMEA) to provide scientific calculators to public school students to improve science and mathematics performance.

Under this partnership, the government aimed to supply CASIO fx-82CW scientific calculators to Form One (Grade 7) and Form Three (Grade 9) students.

Given the focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and their influence on various fields such as technology and medicine, these calculators prove invaluable in helping students learn topics such as statistics and graphing.

The use of calculators in STEM education is strongly endorsed by organizations like the Kenya Science Teachers Association (KESTA), which offers training programs for teachers on effective calculator use in the classroom.

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