In doing your homeschooling sometimes you need to think "Outside the Books". I'm not advocating never using textbooks or changing programs, but rather, suggesting that there are many ways to "show what you know". It is also important to help your children see that real learning happens all the time, not just when they are filling out worksheets or sitting at our school table.
One way to add a bit of spice to your homeschooling is with a weekly Math Lab day. On one day a week plan to leave the math curriculum on the shelf and do some hands-on learning with games, crafts, etc. Math Lab days are also great for using math software you have sitting around, but may never get around to using. Or how about those math games you have purchased, but usually remain on the shelf collecting dust?
Just what kinds of things can you do on Math Lab Day? I'm glad you asked!