This course satisfies the required core-math reasoning for general education. This course is for students with at least two years of high school algebra experience. The topics covered will extend those learned in previous algebra courses, and therefore a strong algebra background is essential. The course will develop methods of solving linear, quadratic, and general polynomial equations, as well as exponential and logarithmic equations and systems of equations. Real life applications involving these topics will be included. The use of technology as an investigative tool will aid in problem solving. The objectives of the course are to prepare students to succeed in future mathematical and scientific courses or related courses and careers.