3D Graphing on the Casio CG-50 Prizm

Casio just unveiled our two new graphing calculators, the CG-50 Prizm and the CG-500 Prizm CAS. Both of these can do amazing things, and both are approved by College Board for use on the SAT, Pre-SAT and AP exams. in particular, These are so new that we are still working on the tutorials and guides (coming soon), and the emulator software is still in Beta, but  also coming soon.

3D graphing is a component of both calculators and emulator software. I plan to do several more posts demonstrating new features and the amazing possibilities, particularly with the CAS CG-500, but today, I wanted to wow you with some simple 3D 3D graphing capabilities. As a geometry teacher, having the ability to show some 3D shapes and their equations as well as cross sections makes me pretty excited.

I am using the Beta version of our software for the CG-50 and just learning this new functionality myself, so bear with me!  But – it’s hard not to see how cool and exciting this 3D functionality is, and on a graphing calculator, which is still the most commonly used hand-held technology device by math students (because of its accessibility and affordability and the inequity in schools technology resources/internet/mobile devices).

Enjoy and stay tuned for more of these in future posts.

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