Students learn how to deal with radicals other than square roots by finding "perfects" with numbers, then simplifying non-perfects with numbers. Finally they work with variables in simplifying radicals. This file can be opened in an Interactive Whiteboard program.
This could be broken down into two activities on two different days by doing numbers the first day and variables the second day.
You could also use our Simplifying Roots Matching Cards as transition or warm up activities.