In this video, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. He argues that creativity is as important in education now as literacy. He discusses the lack of variety of opportunities for students to be creative in the way we educate them.
Mathematics is valued more for its role on developing critical thinking than creative thinking. This perception is created by the way mathematics content is organized in the curriculum and the way it is assessed and taught in schools (And sometimes because of the emphasis on the computational procedures of mathematics and rote learning we fail as well to develop critical thinking). This is a challenge to mathematics teaching. We know that intelligence is diverse and dynamic. Children come to us with natural capacity for imagination, for creativity. How can we nurture this creativity in our mathematics classes? or at least prevent math from killing creativity of our learners?