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Casio PRIZM Graphing Calculator Review And Giveaway

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I love arithmetic…numbers, fractions, decimals, percents; I love algebra…solving equations. I loath geometry…axioms, theorems, proofs. I simply fail to see until now. Enter Casio PRIZM fx-CG10, the graphing calculator, that does it all, specifically Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, trigonometry, Calculus, AOP Calculus, AP Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Finance & Business, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Distance Learning.

I wish I had a full color LCD graphing calculator back in my school days when most adding machines did just that, nothing more. OK, so I exaggerate a trifle BUT its innovative technology would have gone a long way to lighten the common core standards for STEM education load on junior and senior high students. Back then standard student supplies were paper, pencil, eraser (hopefully), textbook, and library (optionally). Computers and calculators were heavy, big, bulky and certainly not portable a half century ago.

Technology and electronics no longer makes things bigger and better. Rather it makes them smaller and better. Just got a chance to use PRIZM for myself. Its energy-saving, full-color LCD, high resolution screen, Picture Plot function can handle anything middle school, high school, perhaps even college subject and even be used legally on AP, SAT I/II, PSAT/NMSQT and ACT tests.

All thumbs me constantly hits the wrong button…but no worry, mama. The Casio PRIZM goes back to where you were before your oops. Whats more, it has the ability to run in different modes. Calculation capabilities include regular calculations basic operations, fractions, decimals, percents; statistics, note taking, spreadsheet, equation solver, geometry modes; graphing and picture plot; scientific, data collection, financial.

Personally I like its textbook display and color coded bracket features that make problem solving easier. Granted it is the student’s brain not its supplies that does the actual work BUT with the Casio PRIZM the work just goes faster allowing the student time to review work before submitting it making for better test scores, better assignments, and better grades.

Technical specs:

  • 216 x 384 pixel display
  • 65,536 colors
  • 28 variables
  • 61,440 bytes program capacity
  • USB port
  • 16 MB storage memory capacity
  • four AAA non-rechargeable alkaline batteries (140 hours life)
  • 81″ x 3.52″ X 7.42″ dimensions
  • .51 lb. weight (including batteries)

Afraid this calculator is too much for you? Casio with its PRIZM guided tour, free online training, lesson library, software updates, makes this tool easy to use. Seeing a full textbook-style display, picture plot from real -life pictures, functions that leverage color graphing, and letting you connect the PRIZM to a Casio projector makes this the SHOW and Tell find of all time.

The Casio PRIZM may not be a full computer or loaded cell phone but who cares. It does the job excellently and allows its users to use the phone and computers simultaneously for other fun things at home.

The SMLP of the Cadsio PRIZM is $129.98. It is available online at amazon and in many stores nationwide including Target, Best Buys, Staples, office Max, Office Depot, Walmart, Kmart, J&R, radio Shack, Meijer, Fisher Hawaii, Costco, PC Richards, Fry, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Bartell Drugs, CVS, and Bi-mart. The fact that so many major retailers have this product in their inventory speaks well of its value and market share.

The Casio Prizm is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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23 Comments on “Casio PRIZM Graphing Calculator Review And Giveaway”

  1. #1 Rust
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I like that it has the function of creating graphs over pictures of real-life scenes in order to facilitate better understanding of how graphs work. Neat!

  2. #2 Danielle S.
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 3:11 am

    It has High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display. I love this!

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  4. #4 Cheryl Lund
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 3:59 am

    My favorite features is all about the color. PRIZM™ automatically color-codes brackets when entering equations with multiple brackets, as a visual aid to facilitate the entry of complex equations. This is something my high school son could use in his math class.

  5. #5 apple blossom
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    color feature

  6. #6 becky
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    i like the High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display

  7. #7 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I really like the Picture Plot feature, I am definitely one of those people that benefits from seeing a picture!

  8. #8 Jackie
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    My favorite feature is that the Picture Plot enables learning from real-life pictures
    Thank you!

  9. #9 Marci
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I like the Picture Plot that enables learning from real-life pictures.

  10. #10 Janet F
    on Jan 19th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I like Picture Plot enables learning from real-life pictures.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. #11 amanda
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    i am impressed by the high resolution LCD!

  12. #12 Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    My favorite feature is the color LCD screen!

  13. #13 Donna Marie
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I like the High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display

  14. #14 MARY T
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I like the High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display

    sundance (dot) survey (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. #15 Marj M.
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite feature is the High-Resolution color LCD Screen. Fantastic.

  16. #16 Christine Jensen
    on Jan 20th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I love that it has a color display! I did have a graphing calculator in HS, but back then they only had a couple and it only black and white (and we thought we were so cool carrying them around)

  17. #17 CherylS22
    on Jan 21st, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    My favorite feature is the “High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display”.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. #18 Glenna Faccenetti
    on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 3:53 am

    I like the Picture Plot feature best

  19. #19 Tabathia B
    on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I like the Blanview LCD delivers superior visibility and low power consumption, enabling color display with an estimated run time of 140 hours

  20. #20 nannypanpan
    on Jan 24th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    i like the picture plot with real pictures feature
    nannypanpan at

  21. #21 Anne
    on Jan 25th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    the color screen sounds great.

  22. #22 Patty White
    on Jan 26th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I love that it has an LCD screen

  23. #23 tree
    on Jan 27th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    i really like that it has Picture Plot that enables learning from real-life pictures for creating graphs. Sounds really neat! thank you for the chance!