Sunday, February 9, 2020

Leap Into Math (and Leap Year) with Casio!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

In just a few weeks we will have Leap Year again. In our family, that is a big deal because I have a child who was born at 2 a.m. on March 1st. Why does that matter, and how is it related? Because I went into labor at 10 p.m. on February 29th!!! As many of you know, 2/29 only happens once every four years. If my son had come 2 hours faster, he would have been a Leap Year baby, meaning he would be turning 8-years-old this year, instead of 32. Imagine the little (and big) issues that could arise! It makes me laugh to think about it, and I'm sure there are many simple ways to deal with things that come up as a result of being born a Leap Year Baby, but I'm still glad he waited just a couple of extra hours and made his debut on the first!

This February is a Leap Year which means we get an extra day! Occurring every four years, Leap Years help us stay in sync with the Earth’s rotation around the sun. So how does one calculate a Leap Year? That’s easy! You’ll need to keep in mind a few rules and have the right tools on hand like a quality calculator or web-based mathematics software from Casio.  Keep reading and you can find additional information on just a few of Casio’s offerings that are ideal for calculating Leap Years and more!

Casio PRIZM fx-CG500
  • With a large, soft keyboard and convenient drop-down menus, the fx-CG500 is easy to use and includes a high-resolution, color, touchscreen LCD display (over 65,000 colors). It also offers a Color Link function for graphs, charts and spreadsheets and is permitted for use on the AP, SAT I and II, PSAT and NMSQT exams. 
  • MSRP:  $129.99
  • The PRIZM fx-CG50 offers innovative features such as 3D graphing, an enhanced new look and an improved catalog function so students can use commands more quickly. Students can easily draw 3D graphs such as planes, cylinders, and spheres, and view them from various angles, and more!
  • MSRP:  $118.99
These are calculators that will be used time and again, year after year, including this year, that has that designated privilege of having a Leap Year in it. This is a brand that has been around since 1946, and in 1957 they introduced the world's first entirely compact calculator. As the trailblazer for this type of product, to still be going so strong, 60+ years later is a testimony in and of itself. Casio is a brand to be trusted. Learn more by visiting the Casio website. The featured calculators can be purchased in retail stores nationwide and online, including at Amazon.


  1. My library teacher at school was born on the 29th of February. I loved her and still remember her and was very sad to see her obiturary recently. My family first gave me a love of books and she fed that love.

  2. That would be kinda fun to be born on the 29th. Sure are winning calculators indeed, had one since high school.

  3. I didn't know you had a son that old. I always felt bad for Leap Year babies born on February 29.

  4. Oh I always felt bad for Leap Year babies born on February 29 growing up, I had a friend who was born on the 29th and she always wanted a regular birthday.

  5. I always thought it would be cool to be a Leap Year baby! Just something a little special. Casio has always been a wonderful calculator brand.

  6. This brings back memories of high school and college. So much has changed yet the design is still the same. I remember when having one of these was a requirement. Thank you for sharing this. I hope you are having a great day.

  7. Kristine Nicole AlessandraFebruary 10, 2020 at 9:27 AM

    I had a classmate in high school who was born on Feb. 29th. I remember she invited us to their home for her 4th birthday celebration. Haha. I think having Feb. 29 as a birthday is pretty cool. Thanks for the info about these awesome calculators too. My nephew would need one pretty soon.

  8. Casio is incredible. I think their solutions must be a life-saver to many accountants.

  9. I like the Casio PRIZM fx-CG500! It looks so amazing! I hope to get one soon.

  10. I used to use Casio growing up. I had a few of their calculators!

  11. I had a friend that was a Leap Year baby back when I was in school. We would always tease her about being just a few years old. The calculators do look nice!


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