This intermediate size (11/32”) triangular No. 2 pencil is slightly slimmer than Beginners pencils to prepare for transition to standard diameter. The naturally ergonomic, triangular shape helps teach correct pencil grip. Thick graphite core delivers a broad smooth line. Premium wood harvested from responsibly managed sources provides smooth, even sharpening with minimal breakage. Teachers prefer Ticonderoga for its dependability and craftsmanship. When only the best will do, choose Ticonderoga brand pencils.