DOVER, N.J., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Casio America, Inc., a leader and pioneer in the education space is proud to launch ClassPad.net Version 1.0 following a successful Beta campaign. Designed as a one-stop shop for educators and students, ClassPad.net is an all-in-one web-based mathematics creation and discovery resource geared for the K-12 level and beyond. Version 1.0 of the software will offer all of the features included in the beta version as well as new additions such as dynamically linked representations, additional types of graphing interactions, improved authoring tools, and more.
“ClassPad.net is an incredible tool for teachers and students that can be used both in and out of the classroom,” said Jim Gross, General Manager of Casio’s Education Division. “The software offers a number of features that encourage and facilitate students’ learning and exploring of mathematics. It can be easily integrated into inquiry-based classrooms given its open-ended nature and wide capability.”
ClassPad.net helps students delve into mathematics and enhance their understanding of related concepts utilizing one program, where previously several pieces of software might have been necessary. Due to the increasing dominance of touchscreens, ClassPad.net is designed to be equally usable by keyboard/mouse and touch-based platforms. Students and teachers can go to ClassPad.net and draw geometry figures freehand and input calculations as they would on real scratch paper. Users also have the ability to plot data points, and add text labels, expressions, and pictures to graphs or geometry diagrams.
The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. All calculations are performed by Casio’s ClassPad engine, a full Computer Algebra System (CAS), which has been improved and updated for over 15 years. ClassPad.net gives creators of digital papers the freedom to show or hide particular content for instructional purposes, as well as control what information can be edited. Variables and dynamic relationships can be shared between different types of sticky notes within the software to encourage students to discover the connections between different areas of mathematics. The software also offers a math-based text editor that provides a rich assortment of mathematical templates.
Version 1.0 of ClassPad.net is available for free via any modern web browser on various platforms, including Chromebook, iPad, PC, and Mac. Users must complete a one-time registration to gain access to some sharing and cloud-saving features. For those looking to add even more features to their free ClasppPad.net software, Casio will also be launching optional paid services such as a full Computer Algebra System and Handwriting Recognition at accessible and equiptable annual rates. To register for ClassPad.net or for more information, please visit https://classpad.net. For additional information on Casio’s full portfolio of education products and resources, 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. Casio America, Inc. has been a leader and innovator in educational technology for the past 60 years. Throughout its history, Casio’s mission has been to create something from nothing (a “0-to-1” philosophy). With the release of ClassPad.net, the Company’s commitments to ongoing development, response to teacher/student feedback, and supportive professional development, Casio demonstrates continued dedication to this mindset. For more information, visitwww.casio.com.
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