# Tesla Model 3

I’m fascinated by the pre-order hype surrounding Tesla’s latest car, the Model 3.

With a little help from Skitch, let’s turn this scenario into a math problem.

Throw that image on the screen and ask students:

• How many orders in 24 hours?

Ideally, after making some predictions (and writing them down!) students make a request for average price per vehicle, and you deliver:

When they’re ready for the reveal…

#### Sequel #1

Let’s see what else we can do with this…

Pre orders began on Thursday, March 31. Tesla promised a numbers update on Wednesday, April 6. How many pre orders do you think will have been placed by then?

• Make a prediction.
• Use math to find a more accurate answer.

I’ll drop an update here once we know the answer.

#### Sequel #2

Tesla aims to sell 500,000 cars per year by 2020. Consider this comment from CEO Elon Musk:

Based on the information in the comment above:

• Do you think Tesla will meet its 2020 goal?
• What sort of year-over-year percentage growth will this require?
• If you think they’ll miss the mark… by how much?
• If you think they’ll surpass the target… by how much?

#### Invitation

Drop an answer to one of the questions above in the comments below. Or, share another idea or two for how this Model 3 craze could play out in a math classroom.