Cost Analysis – Mini Project

Mean, Median, Mode - Kobie Micheal

Thanks Aidan Levy (@staffroomhq) for this activity.

Today we are going to complete a mini cost analysis project.

Select your product.

  • Find five examples of your product for sale online.
  • Create a chart that includes the item name, image, price, characteristics or features and URL.
  • Calculate the mode, medium, mean and range of the prices.
  • Check if there are any outliers.
  • Share your findings with our class.
  • Share your findings on your blog.


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Click on:

  • Data and Statistics
    • Mean, median, mode
    • Range
    • Outliers

Here is the link for another class who has completed this activity.

Here is a link to a work sample from that class


Build Your Own App

In this video Jarrod Robinson (@mrrobbo) a PE teacher from Boort, shows us how to use the website to create our own apps.

In their excellent podcast RU Connected #47 Lois Smethurst @loisath and Jenny Ashby @jjash suggested that classes could use to create their own apps.

Thanks to their inspiration we will be trying to make our own apps in year five and six Info Lit this term.

Wish us luck!


Experimental Media App

I’ve been playing with an App building website to see if we can make our own apps next term. Some parts seem to be working OK.

What do you think?

Is this an activity you would like to try?

Visit this site to download my trial app. OPS Trial Media App

If you are going to try to make your own app be sure to start with a web app as they are free to create and upload.

Book Creator Tutorial

Book Creator for iPad is available from the iTunes Store for $5.49.

Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.

We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.

The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.




Drawing Pad Tutorial

The Drawing Pad App is available from the iTunes store for $1.99.

It is a fantastic app. It includes a large range of drawing tools and colours. You can add backgrounds, stamps and stickers. You can import images from your camera roll and photo albums.

There are lots of options for exporting your finished work including:

  • Saving to your Camera Roll
  • Emailing
  • Printing
  • Posting to Facebook and Twitter

The only downside is that you can not add text.


Douglas Mawson